There was a time when trees held dominion over the planet. But even now when humans are the dominating force of the Earth, trees still and will always hold great importance. Trees are probably one of God’s greatest gifts to mankind. They provide not only people, but the whole world with all sorts of benefits. From producing oxygen, providing food for consumption, and even providing materials to be used for production of items such as paper, furniture, etc., you would understand why trees are so revered. Unfortunately, due to a number of influences, particularly human consumption and error, the world is now seeing less and less trees.

Trees should be taken care of, even the ones in your yard. Here are some ways you may be harming your trees without even knowing.

  1. Loving a tree to death. Staking and mulching newly planted trees are truly beneficial but only when they are done right. Unfortunately, when you overdo it, the things that you did out of love can turn out very destructive. While you may have the best interests, sometimes what you think is good or right for a certain species of tree may actually be harmful to them. Take time to study first. Conduct some research before you engage in tree care.
  2. You probably see tree girdles all the time. What most people don’t know is that when they girdle a tree, they are basically strangling the tree. This is not a good practice because you are subjecting the tree to a slow death.
  3. Planting Trees Under Power Lines. Power lines and trees are never a good match. When you plant a tree under a power line, you face the risk of working and caring hard for the tree only for it to end up getting cut down because the limbs have touched the wires. If you face this problem, contact reputable arborists and tree surgeons like those at Ark Tree Work to help you out.
  4. Fatal Competition. Never plant vines close to trees because they would battle it out for survival and oftentimes, it’s the vine that wins. Aggressive plants will often take what was intended for the trees leaving them to die in due time.
  5. Dark Surroundings. There are trees who don’t like too much shade. If there is a thing as lactose intolerant, some trees are shade intolerant.