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Looking After Your Trees in Hot Weather



Much of the country is experiencing low rainfall and high temperatures this summer. Trees and, shrubs and garden flowers all suffer in these conditions.

Large and well established trees can survive in these conditions but newly planted and small garden trees can be adversely affected by low rainfall.  

Trees background from Newlands Tree Surgeons Glasgow
  • There are a number of things you can do to help keep your trees in good condition.
  • Soak the ground around the roots of the tree until the water puddles
  • If the tree is losing leafs water immediately - the tree will be under stress
  • Mulch the area around the base of the tree to help retain the moisture
  • If the tree has yellowing and dropping leaves the tree is under stress; watering and pruning with help restore its vigour

If you are planting new trees they are their most vulnerable until they are established.
During the first couple growing seasons, your newly planted tree is expending a lot of energy trying to get its roots established in the soil.
Especially during the first few summers of your new tree’s life, it will have a difficult time dealing with heat and drought. You can make this easier by providing water and covering the soil with wood-chip mulch. Deep watering can help speed the root establishment.
Deep watering consists of keeping the soil moist to a depth that includes all the roots.

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Recent Tree Surgery in Newton Mearns

This large project was taking down over 40 large conifers that were blocking light from a garden.
It involved taking all the trees off site, chipping branches and stump grinding.

A great day’s work.