The warm embrace of spring in the east Texas areas of Katy and Houston is a signal that it’s time to revitalize, trim, and schedule maintenance for your trees. It’s also an early warning sign to prepare your trees for the sweltering summer months ahead and likely drought. A proactive approach to tree care will ensure your leafy companions thrive throughout the summer. Call (281) 391-3450 or email us requesting a spring tree service appointment in Katy, Houston, Fulshear, Waller, or Cypress, Texas. Here’s your essential spring tree care checklist detailing specific maintenance tasks that are best schedule in early, mid, and late spring.

Spring Tree Maintenance by Season Phase

Click on a link in the list below to jump to the section for each phase of spring.

Early Spring Preparations: The Awakening

  • Inspection: Thoroughly examine your trees. Look for signs of winter damage – broken branches, bark cracks, or evidence of diseases and pests. Address these issues promptly for optimal tree health.
  • Pruning: Prune dead, diseased, or crossing branches. This is ideal before new growth begins as trees are less stressed during dormancy. Proper tree pruning enhances the structure, promotes air circulation, and reduces the risk of disease and pest infestation.
  • Fertilization (if needed): If a soil test indicates low nutrient levels, apply a slow-release fertilizer formulated for your specific trees. Tree fertilization will give them a nutritional boost for the growing season.

Mid Spring: Preparation and Protection

Cleaning up dead branches, pruning, pest protection, and mulching around trees are annual spring cleanup tasks necessary for tree health.

  • Clean-up and Mulching: Remove fallen leaves and debris from the tree base. Not only does this improve the appearance of your yard, but it also reduces the risk of harboring pests and disease. Then, add a 2-4 inch layer of fresh mulch around the tree in a moat-like structure, leaving a few inches clear of the trunk. Proper tree mulching preserves soil moisture, suppresses weed growth, and regulates soil temperature.
  • Insect and Disease Monitoring: Keep a watchful eye for early signs of pests and diseases common in Southeast Texas. Early detection and treatment will make all the difference to your trees’ health. Our Arborist is certified to treat Oak Wilt and other tree diseases.

Late Spring: Growth & Blossom

  • Deep Watering: As temperatures rise, switch to deep, less frequent watering. This encourages strong root development, preparing trees for the hot Houston summer.
  • Planting New Trees: Late spring offers favorable conditions for establishing new trees, allowing them to acclimate before summer’s intensity.
  • Tree Health Evaluation: If any trees have lingering concerns or are showing signs of stress, consult a certified arborist for expert assessment and recommendations to keep them resilient through the summer.

Why Hire a Houston Arborist for Spring Tree Services?

ISA Certified Arborists like Cody’s Tree Service, Inc. owner Cody Geiman (TX -3361A) are knowledgeable tree experts capable of identifying and treating sick and diseased trees effectively.

  • Expert Knowledge: Arborists have in-depth knowledge of tree species, growth patterns, and specific needs in the Southeast Texas climate.
  • Disease & Pest Identification: Arborists are trained to identify pests and diseases early, providing targeted solutions for your trees’ long-term health.
  • Safe and Proper Techniques: Arborists specialize in safe and effective tree pruning, ensuring your tree’s structure and integrity are not compromised.

Contact Us to Schedule Spring Tree Service

Let us help your trees flourish throughout the spring and summer! By following this spring checklist and partnering with a reliable Arborist you’re ensuring the longevity, health, and beauty of your trees until it’s time for more tree care maintenance in the fall. Call (281) 391-3450 or email us requesting a spring tree service appointment in Katy, Houston, Fulshear, Waller, or Cypress, Texas.

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