I hope you have had a wonderful start to the new year. I'm excited to get back to work after two weeks off for the holidays.
It has been a while since I've written a tribune, but that's because this time of year, it's a little bit quiet in the field. We have been busy taking care of all sorts of winter tree care tasks, but there are very few active pests or wildlife out and about during the dormant season.
But fewer critters on our trees and shrubs doesn't mean we're short of work to do. In fact, winter is the ideal time to take care of some tree care tasks like structural pruning and planting because the plants are dormant and can take a bit more stress.
What else can be done in the winter? Installing a bat box, applying a healthy dose of compost tea to your soil, or decompacting the soil around the base of your tree (click the link to find out why it's important to decompact).
What else can be done? Here is a full winter tree care checklist.