As we endure the winter months, it’s integral that you remain aware of how to prepare your trees for spring. Winter is known for being quite a harsh, freezing, and windy period which may require your trees to have an extra level of attention and care as the blooming begins. 

This article will provide the needed guidance on how to care for your trees for spring. During the dormant winter period, your trees have been sleeping, and a large amount of debris and moisture will have built up. Implement some of these tips to ensure that your trees have the best chance of thriving from spring and heading into summer. 


Clean The Trees’ Surroundings 

 The strong gusts and rains of winter will likely have caused widespread debris. When the beginning of spring comes, it’s best to ensure that there are little dead leaves, winter coverings, decor and wildlife debris. 

 Weeds are another nuisance that everyone must deal with during the seasonal changes. Removing weeds can be a daunting task, but getting it done will increase the aesthetics and health of the tree. 

Particularly near the roots, clogging of these areas can impede the absorption of nutrients for the tree. Overall, it’s definitely best to allow your trees to bloom into spring on a blank canvas. 



Commonly overlooked, adding mulch can assist the moisture retention within most trees. Once the cleaning has taken place, applying a layer of mulch to the surrounding areas will give your trees a much-needed moisture boost. A three to four-inch layer of mulch will be sufficient for each tree. 

 This is an extremely vital component of preparing your trees for nature as it reduces water runoff. Additionally, the weed’s growth will also be inhibited. Mulch can be attained by many Auckland arborists as it is a common by-product of tree trimming and tree removal. 


Give Your Trees A Generous Watering

There may be a large amount of rain that comes in winter, but the freezing temperatures can still cause dryness. After the mulch has been applied, watering will be best used here as the mulch will retain more moisture. 

Depending on the age of the tree, you should water the tree slightly differently. An older tree is going to have roots that go deep within the ground and may even stick out far from the trunk. When watering an older tree, consider increasing your circle further out, so more roots get hydrated. Tree roots can travel approximately 18 to 24 inches below the surface, so it’s far more efficient to carry out less frequent waterings at high volume so the tree can retain more of the water. 


Pruning Trees For Maximum Exposure

Spring is the perfect time for tree pruning due to the limited amount of leaves and greenery on the branches. This unique period allows the trees to be cut back for both aesthetic and functional purposes. Furthermore, tree pruning has been known to be an effective method of decreasing the presence of bugs, pests and the development of diseases. 

A1 Sure Services is a team of qualified arborists that have extensive experience in tree pruning. They will ensure all the dead and diseased branches are removed. Additionally, we also remove the extra stubs on the old branches and cut back the unnecessary branches to increase the aesthetic of your trees. 


A1 Sure Services 

A1 Sure Services, no job is too big or too small. As a family-run business with over 20 years of arborist experience, we provide high-quality and affordable tree care services to residential and commercial clients, Auckland-Wide. 

We have public liability cover of up to $2,000,000, providing you with total peace of mind. 

Our services include tree removal, tree felling, land clearing, tree trimming, tree pruning, stump grinding, stump removal and emergency tree services. We also offer a free on-site inspection typically within 48 hours of enquiry and highly competitive pricing every single time. 

Contact us today for a free no-obligation, on-site inspection. Request a quote here!