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ATLANTA, GA, December 20, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Atlanta tree services company Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts is reminding homeowners and property managers of the importance of properly preparing trees for winter. Although Atlanta winters are generally mild compared to many other regions of the country, freezing temperatures are not uncommon, especially at night, and winter can mean death for a tree that has not been sufficiently prepared.
Winter air is known to dry out the skin, and it can have a similar effect on trees as well. To ensure that trees have enough water, it is important to water them thoroughly through the end of autumn, before the ground freezes. It is important to note that grass soaks up water more quickly than a tree does, so watering the lawn without giving specific attention to the trees may not be enough.
The beginning of spring can cause even well-watered trees to dry out, as the warm sun can cause the tree to lose moisture while the still frozen ground can make it difficult for the tree to regain that moisture. A cushion of mulch can help the tree retain moisture and can also protect the tree from harsh temperatures. It is important to place the mulch in a ring surrounding the tree, rather than directly against the trunk, as direct contact can cause the tree to rot.
In addition, it is wise to have unhealthy or loose tree limbs removed before winter hits. The winds and frost can cause the branches to fall, potentially causing serious damage, and can exacerbate existing problems in the tree. It is advisable to have a professional Atlanta tree removal company inspect the tree to see which limbs need to be removed, and what should be done to prepare the tree for the harsh winter season.
"When the temperatures start to drop, most people know to cover their pools and keep the faucets dripping before a freeze, but not everyone realizes the importance of preparing their yard and trees," explains Gary Robertson, owner of Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts. "A little bit of effort before the worst of winter can save a lot of trouble come springtime."
Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts provides tree removal and other Atlanta tree services with professionalism and a dedication to quality work. For more information, visit http://www.yellowribbontree.com.
About Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts:
Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts specializes in Atlanta tree removal and uses only the best arboricultural practices. A 2007 and 2010 winner of the Angie's List Super Service Award, Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts is fully licensed and insured, and a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the Tree Care Industry Association.
For more information, visit http://www.yellowribbontree.com.
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