Advice for Tree Care
New Mexico has a very diverse climate range. From the colder northern regions of Red River and Eagle's Nest to the temperate southern towns of Carlsbad and Deming, NM weather varies greatly. Albuquerque is no exception to the temperature variances as there can be several degrees difference from the foothills to the north valley.
We have been in business for over 20 years and serving Albuquerque and the surrounding areas for over 15. We understand the unique climate of our beautiful state and know the challenges of the high desert environment. We can make recommendations about tree selection, xeriscape options, and proper care for existing trees and shrubs.
When choosing flowers we must select them according to what will grow best in our climate. Those of you who are gardeners have to consider temperature ranges from season to season based on where you live in the Land of Enchantment. This is just one element of planting a gardener has to take into consideration.
When it comes to selecting trees we have to use similar processes. You should think about which species and varieties will do well in your area. Other considerations are the purpose for the tree, the size it will grow to at maturity, and the drought-resistant qualities of that variety. As homeowners we have to learn how to properly care for our trees so we can get the maximum enjoyment from them. Below are some tips that will help you care for your trees to ensure many years of enjoyment.
Look for broken branches, patches of missing bark, or cracks in branches. If you discover fungus it can be a sign of decaying wood. Be sure to inspect branches, if you find some are breaking or splitting there may be a problem.
Trees should have healthy looking, even foliage growth throughout. If you notice discoloration in the leaves or slow growth in portions of the tree it may be a sign the tree is laking certain nutrients.
The bark of a tree can tell you a lot. Look for cracks or cavities along the trunk and also look for wounds that are healing or still producing sap. Missing bark or visible fungus can indicate early stages of decay.
Inspect Root System
Look for mushrooms growing on or near the tree or along the base of the trunk. The presence of fungus can be an early indicator of decay. Also check for deep holes or cavities near the base of the tree.