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Autumn is here…

So as many of you have noticed the weather has changed dramatically, making it very clear that the Summer heat and long nights are coming to a close and the Autumn season is here.

Autumn officially began on September 23rd, which is when you will start to notice the changes to the leaves on your trees.  Below we have listed a few Autumn facts along with the 5 key guidelines to caring from your tree this Autumn.

What happens to trees in the fall?
Leaves must fall. Evergreens can hang on to their leaves through winter, because their foliage is coated in a wax that helps protect against cold, and their cells bear anti-freeze chemicals that ward off winter’s worst woes. Not so for broadleaf, or deciduous, trees.

Why do leaves fall from trees in Autumn?
During that process, the trees lose a lot of water – so much water that when winter arrives, the trees are no longer able to get enough water to replace it. And so now we know. Leaves fall—or are pushed—off trees so that the tree can survive the winter and grow new leaves in the spring.

Do trees die in Autumn?
If trees kept their leaves permanently they wouldn’t have to grow new ones, but leaves are not the brightest of bulbs (sorry!). … The tree will die. That’s why every fall, deciduous trees in many parts of North America get rid of their leaves and grow new ones in the spring.

The 5 key steps to caring for your trees during Autumnn…
1 Rely on mulch. Put composted organic mulch under your tree in the fall or early winter to help retain water and reduce temperature extremes in the soil. …
2 Give your trees a drink. Winter droughts require watering as much as summer droughts. …
3 Prevent mechanical injuries. …
4 Prune your trees. …
5 Plant now