Arborvitae Tree for Your Landscaping

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This tree belongs to the evergreen shrub family or small tree. The shape of an arborvitae tree varies depending on which way you cultivate, they are identified by their small, scale-like leaves on flattened branches, even though there are many varieties, and they grow over 60-65 feet tall or in some cases they can even grow taller. In America arborvitae trees is always full and shape as a cone.

Where are Arborvitae Native From?

Arborvitae most know as Thuja are native from North America and Eastern Asia. There are 5 species in the genus, two of them are native to North America and the other three are native to Eastern Asia.

Arborvitae are Use for?

Many homeowner use arborvitaes to create a privacy barrier to block noises or to create a property line between neighbors. These trees are perfect for small landscaping areas that are below power lines and if you want to create a privacy barrier with arborvitae is recommended that you plant 2-3 feet apart.

Using evergreens will give your property a natural and green look and that is why so many people not only homeowners, but business owners prefer green screen hedges or shrubs.

How to Grow Arborvitae Trees

If you are planning on how growing arborvitaes you need to know that these are hardy trees that require little maintenance and that they grow well in an area with part or full sun. Arborvitae trees can planted at any time of the year, except during summer drought conditions. Even though arborvitae trees prefer cooler climates and moist, alkaline soil, but are so easy to adapt to any other type of soil.

Taking Care of Arborvitaes

Taking care of arborvitaes trees is something you need to do in order to keep them in good shape and healthy to maintain your property landscape looking the best way possible. Tree pruning, watering and using arborvitae tree fertilizer on a regular basis will keep your trees as healthy as possible.

If you have newly planted arborvitae trees will need organic compound that improves soil structure and augments soil microbial activity which is essential for nutrients absorption by the roots and heightens stress tolerance.

Mature trees and established arborvitae trees benefit from fertilizer feedings of organic base and micro-nutrients for the necessary nutrition to sustain their health.

Arborvitae Tree Care

Tree pruning is recommended to preserve and improve arborvitae tree structure, vigor, health and life span. Pruning arborvitae trees will maintain the desired shape and height, and help give more to older plants.

Pruning arborvitaes you remove broken, diseased and dead branches that are typically removed in order to prevent decay-producing fungi from infecting other areas of the trees.

The removal of live branches from arborvitae trees is occasionally necessary to allow increased exposure to sunlight and air circulation in the canopy.

Things that Can Damage your Arborvitae Trees

There are a lot of things that can damage or kill your arborvitaes such as diseases, pest and other problems and some of the common problems are:

– Tip Blight – Tip blight is caused by the fungus pestalotiopsis funerea. Trees that have problems with insects, sun scorch or freeze injuries are most susceptible to get fungus. If you have arborvitaes look for brown or tan twigs tips and black string, like spores emerging from the dead leaf tissue.

– Spider Mites – These pests can cause arborvitae leaves to turn gray or brown.

– Bag-worm – This is a type of moth whose caterpillars feed voraciously on arborvitaes leaves and twigs. If your trees are infected with bag worms you will see defoliation, long bags of tough silk that hang like an ornament from the tree’s branches. This infestation can make the tree more vulnerable for other pest.

– Aphids – Aphids suck the sap from the arborvitae, retarding the tree’s growth and can cause the leaves to turn yellow, brown or wilt.

There are many other diseases, insect or pests that can affect your arborvitae trees, causing conditions that can weaken the tree and lead it to death, if its not treated on time. To solve any of these problems AAA Tree & Landscape professionals can help you with their experience ad knowledge to maintain your arborvitaes or any other trees, shrub, hedges or any plant with good health and shape to keep your property landscape looking the best way possible.

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