Maintenance of Tree

Maintenance Tips

Throughout the life of your trees, it is important to pay attention for signs that your tree may be experiencing difficulties. Anything that is abnormal could be a sign that corrective measures need to be taken. Wilting leaves or heavy leaf loss can be a sign of lack of water. If soil at the base of the tree is always muddy, this may be too much water. Sporadic yellowing or spotting on the leaves may be a sign of nutrient deficiency. Abnormal damage to leaves or trunk of tree may be due to insect damage. If you have any concerns regarding your trees or plants, it’s best to get a solution sooner than later. Should you notice any symptoms similar to the ones above, call your closest Moon Valley Nurseries location for assistance.

Maintenance Tips

Throughout the life of your trees, it is important to pay attention for signs that your tree may be experiencing difficulties. Anything that is abnormal could be a sign that corrective measures need to be taken. Wilting leaves or heavy leaf loss can be a sign of lack of water. If soil at the base of the tree is always muddy, this may be too much water. Sporadic yellowing or spotting on the leaves may be a sign of nutrient deficiency. Abnormal damage to leaves or trunk of tree may be due to insect damage. If you have any concerns regarding your trees or plants, it’s best to get a solution sooner than later. Should you notice any symptoms similar to the ones above, call your closest Moon Valley Nurseries location for assistance.

Maintenance of Tree

Staking / Bracing

Most trees come from the nursery with a single growing stake. This provides some support against wind, but is mainly used to keep the trunk straight while in growing yard conditions. After planting, the single stake will suffice for 3 to 6 months of growth. At which time we recommend switching to a double stake harness for the next year or so. This provides a looser support, which allows the tree to move somewhat, while still preventing damage in normal wind conditions. Staking isn't necessary for all trees. Most palms and smaller slow growing trees like citrus usually don't require any stakes. Double staking is available at time of purchase, from Moon Valley Nurseries, for a small fee.

Trimming / Pruning

Most trees come from the nursery with a single growing stake. This provides some support against wind, but is mainly used to keep the trunk straight while in growing yard conditions. After planting, the single stake will suffice for 3 to 6 months of growth. At which time we recommend switching to a double stake harness for the next year or so. This provides a looser support, which allows the tree to move somewhat, while still preventing damage in normal wind conditions. Staking isn't necessary for all trees. Most palms and smaller slow growing trees like citrus usually don't require any stakes. Double staking is available at time of purchase, from Moon Valley Nurseries, for a small fee or if you want to do it yourself, click here for double staking instructions.

Wrapping or Painting Trunks

Most trees come from the nursery with a single growing stake. This provides some support against wind, but is mainly used to keep the trunk straight while in growing yard conditions. After planting, the single stake will suffice for 3 to 6 months of growth. At which time we recommend switching to a double stake harness for the next year or so. This provides a looser support, which allows the tree to move somewhat, while still preventing damage in normal wind conditions. Staking isn't necessary for all trees. Most palms and smaller slow growing trees like citrus usually don't require any stakes. Double staking is available at time of purchase, from Moon Valley Nurseries, for a small fee or if you want to do it yourself, click here for double staking instructions.

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