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What Your Trees Need in the Fall: A Checklist

If you have trees on your Boulder, CO home, fall is when they need extra care to make the transition into the new season a lot easier. Your trees benefit from a close examination in order to identify any current problems. Autumn is also when you’ll want to prepare your trees for the harsh Boulder, CO winter. Here are some tasks that Roots Up Tree Company can help with.

Prune Deadwood

One of the most important things you can do for your trees is to make sure they are properly pruned. Pruning is particularly important during the fall. First, it prepares your trees for their new growth in the spring. Second, by removing weak and dead branches, you remove the risk of damage from falling tree limbs during snow storms. Our professional arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees at this high altitude to properly prepare them for the coming winter.

Have Enough Fertilizer on Hand

Fertilizer is essential for all your Lafayette, CO trees. Using fertilizer helps ensure that all of your trees have enough nutrients. If you are not sure if your backyard has the kind of soil that encourages tree growth, speak with our arborists today. We can test your soil and help you pick out the right kind of fertilizer to help your trees cope with the challenges of the colder weather.

Water Appropriately

Just like during the hot weather, your trees need access to enough water through the fall and winter. Even though Colorado is known for snow, we do go through dry spells. If there hasn’t been any precipitation for a prolonged period of time, you will need to water your trees. This is especially true if you have younger trees. Be sure to water at the base of the trees only during the fall and the winter.


Mulch has many uses. It offers your trees a ring of protection against heavy rains. Fall is the ideal time to check how much mulch you have around all of your trees. You’ll want to make sure each tree on your Boulder, CO property has enough to weather the coming cooler temperatures. Younger trees are particularly prone to problems during this time as they have less mature root systems. That’s why they need at least six inches of mulch to lock in the moisture and warmth necessary for full growth.

Autumn is an ideal time to give your trees what they need. Speak to our experts at Roots Up Tree Company and let us help you today.

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