The summer heat is coming, and what better way to stay cool and fresh than by spending time outdoors in the fresh air, admiring the beautiful trees of the Pacific Northwest. While trees can keep us cool during moderate heat, we as good tree stewards must take a proactive approach to caring for them. Luckily, there are ways to keep your trees cool and protected in the hottest of temperatures.
If you’re like me, your favorite trees are the ones that line your driveway, provide shade during the hot months, and provide a beautiful canopy for your home. However, if you don’t take proper care of your trees, they won’t be able to withstand the heat this summer.
Fortunately, there are a number of things that you can do to protect your trees from the heat and keep them cool and healthy. The first thing that you can do is provide your trees with plenty of water. How to water your heat stressed trees.
Other than watering, one of the best ways to protect your trees from the summer heat is to wrap the trunks, these are wraps that are designed to help to protect your trees from the hot sun and keep them cool and refreshed.
Young trees and thin-barked trees such as soft maple, dogwood and crabapple are susceptible to temperature changes and need tree wrap to help them out. By wrapping your trees, you can protect against pests, frost damage, and sunscald.
Our biodegradable protector wrap provides ample insulation while remaining breathable to avoid mold building up. It’s better for the environment and your trees, since it will naturally break down over time and won’t cause girdling.
We use light-colored wraps reflecting the heat of the sun so that your tree doesn’t overheat, making it less susceptible to sunscald. Not everyone wants to wrap their trees in bright materials as it stands out however, darker colors don’t offer as much heat protection.
We invite you to give us a call to find out more about our tree wrapping programs.