All About Spring! Spring Prep, Dormant Oil, Too Wet to Plant?
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Brad McBride from Davey's West Cleveland office talks all about how to get your trees and property ready for spring, such as what you should be looking for and how an arborist can help. 

In this episode we cover:

  • Drainage issues (0:49)
  • Dormant oil and hemlock woolly adelgid (1:58)
  • When to start planting (4:01)
  • Brad's favorite spring trees (4:51)
  • Apple scab (6:37)
  • How seasonal fluctuations affect pests and diseases (8:26)
  • How Brad started his job (10:00)
  • Evaluating tree structure (13:28)
  • Fertilizer (14:56)
  • Right tree, right place (16:30)

To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.

To learn more about spring tree care, read our blogs, Spring Tree Care Checklist: Prepare in 3 Phases and Most Common Questions About Tree Care in Spring.
To learn more about fertilization, watch our video, Tree Fertilization: Why Should I Fertilize My Tree?
To learn more about planting your tree in the right place, watch our video, How to Plant a Tree: Right Tree, Right Place.

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