Caring for trees entails some awareness of the varying effects that seasons have on tree life. Foresight is often required in order to avoid the troubles associated with harsher climates, especially as autumn and winter approach. A problem typical of these seasons is a lack of water, which can later foster more complications.

Oftentimes, it is not enough to act during the seasons that cause these concerns. In order to care for trees effectively, preemptive measures must be taken far in advance, which is where foresight comes into play. It's critical to act before autumn begins. If there is a shortage of water, or if temperatures fall rapidly, dormancy will occur—even during the more productive seasons of the spring and summer. However, this unpredictability becomes inevitable and less ambiguous once the summer comes to an end.


Dormancy is a tree's way of conserving energy that is vital for survival and reproduction. It's analogous to a hibernating animal. Like the animal, trees should store up water prior to the cessation that will inevitably bring about dormancy.

So, as August ends, the time to water your trees is NOW. Give them a healthy drink of water at least twice per month. Set your hose on a small "dribble" and soak the tree for about an hour. This will help it survive the hard seasons that are approaching and give you a good start next spring.


Let Melton Tree Service Work Directly with Your Insurance Company

Dealing with the aftermath of a storm is a nightmare that many homeowners face at some point. When trees, unrelenting winds, and Murphy's Law are invoked, it is inevitable that nature will create a few hassles, headaches, and fallen branches. Not only do homeowners have to fret about the damage to their property, but they also have to worry about the cleanup process and negotiations with insurance companies. Fortunately, Melton Tree Service will help alleviate the stress of homeowners who face these problems.


Along with a fast, and accurate assessment of the damages done, Melton Tree Service will contact the homeowner's insurance company, give a quote, and bill the insurance company the estimated cost—unless the homeowner(s) have already been paid by the insurance company, in which case the business can opt to clear the debris of the damage at or under the cost given by the insurance adjuster. Homes in the Quad Cities are prone to storm damage, and Melton Tree Service is here to make the nightmare a little easier to stand.


We specialize in QC storm damage repair, and it can provide all of the services mentioned above. Homeowners who face the risk and problems associated with storms can contact us to have debris cleared (from branches to tree stumps), damage assessed, and billing costs relayed to insurance companies. Contact us after the next storm, for dependable, reliable, and hassle-free storm clean-up.      


Tree Trimming: Summer or Fall?

Trees are some of the most exquisite products of nature.  In forests, their sheer number can knock us breathless in admiration, and in a private yard, they add a level of majesty that no building can muster on its own.  All that being said, nature itself sometimes needs a little help keeping things neat and healthy.  Trimming trees is one of the primary ways to make sure that they stay healthy, strong, and look good in the bargain.  But when is the best time to trim? 


Many people believe that trimming trees in the fall is the best time.  The weather isn’t quite so hot, and the majority of leaves have fallen off, leaving the branches clear for the workers to maneuver.  However, there is a strong reason why fall trimming is not as beneficial as it might first appear: fungus.  During the molting months, dying fungi cough their spores into the air, and this makes the cuts on the tree heal slowly, potentially allowing a killing disease to invade. 


A much better time to have tree work done is in the summer, when the spores die quickly, if they are in the air at all.  Quad City residents looking to prune some trees should contact us at Melton Tree Service for an estimate and expedient work.  We’ll make sure your trees are ready for the years to come, when they can continue casting shade over future generations. 


Melton Tree Service

422 18th Ave,
Moline, IL 61265

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