Fall Tree Care And Maintenance

Evergreen and shade trees in the late fall will benefit from watering thoroughly. The lack of moisture this fall in the Twin Cities Metro area has left many trees needing additional moisture so they will have sufficient moisture for the winter.

The best way to water your trees is a slow trickle, so the water will stay by the root ball and thoroughly saturate the entire root structure. How long you water is dependent on the size of the tree and the type of soil you have at your site.

Trunks of shade trees should also also be wrapped with a tree wrap to prevent sun scalding. Start at the base of the tree and continue up the trunk till the tree starts to branch. Fruit trees are also susceptible to rodent girdling so use a wire mesh up about two feet to prevent that.

Arbor Hill Tree Farm is winding down on tree planting for the season. We want to thank all our customers for making 2011 a great year. We attribute our successful season to repeat customers, referrals from former customers and people finding us through our website. Parker at MPH Digital has been doing a great job, helping us keep our website current and updated.

We are also gearing up for a fun holiday season selling Precut Frasier Fir Christmas Trees at our farm. New this year we will also have wreaths, table top trees as well as other Christmas decorations available locally and many items can be shipped nationwide through our website.

For the young and young at heart, Santa will visit Arbor Hill Tree Farm. Check out his schedule on our website.

From the entire Knutson family and staff at Arbor Hill Tree Farm, we want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holiday Season.