Navigating May Showers: Protecting Your Trees During the Rainy Season.

As we’ve all seen, the months of April and May can bring an increase in rainfall, we may moan about what can seem like never-ending rainy days, however these Spring showers nourish the land and encourage the lush growth that we love and that Hertfordshire is famed for. While rain is necessary for our trees’ health, excessive rainfall can be detrimental to their well-being. In this blog post, we’ll look at several strategies for protecting your trees throughout the rainy season. 

To avoid waterlogging, ensure that your trees are adequately drained. Poor drainage can cause water to pool around your trees’ bases, suffocating the roots and promoting the spread of hazardous fungi and bacteria. Consider building drainage channels or raised beds to direct water away from your trees. 

Inspecting your trees for symptoms of water stress is especially critical during the wet season. Yellowing leaves, withering foliage, and root rot may suggest that your trees are getting too much water. If you observe any of these signs, alter your watering methods and make sure your trees have enough ventilation to dry. 

Another potential problem during May showers is erosion. Heavy rains can wash away the soil around your trees’ roots, exposing and destabilising them. Mulching at the base of your trees can assist prevent erosion by absorbing excess water and stabilising the soil. 

Finally, keep an eye on your trees for symptoms of disease or pest infestations, which can spread quickly in humid conditions. Regularly examining your trees and correcting any issues as they arise will help avoid problems from growing and assure your landscape’s sustained health and vibrancy. 

By taking some proactive steps to safeguard your trees throughout the rainy season, you can help them survive the storm and thrive in the spring and beyond. As always, mulch, mulch, mulch!

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Laura Hanna
Laura Hanna
10/11/2023
Can't speak highly enough of this team. Professional, experienced, polite etc etc. 4th time they've been to me ( I don't live in a forest , just got lots of large unruly trees). Ryan and Calum did an amazing job on them. No complaints as they ploughed through all my requests in the pouring rain. Mustn't forget Kate in the office and Billy who leads the team. All of them are fantastic. If you need any tree work Evoke are the only ones to call. Thanks guys . Photo before and after on the front hedge
Sarah Ashton
Sarah Ashton
02/11/2023
Evoke are fantastic. From first enquiry to end of the job everything has been easy and professional. They’ve done a great job on our trees and left everything clean and tidy including at our neighbours. Highly recommend!
Simon Heath
Simon Heath
20/10/2023
I've used Evoke Tree Services for crown reduction to my large oak tree, hedge trimming, ivy removal and now log supplies. I will continue to use them as their customer service and attention to detail is second to none. Billy and the team are brilliant and I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking a service they provide. Thanks Evoke!
Jessica Belfield
Jessica Belfield
19/08/2023
Evoke Tree Services excels in communication. Their clear guidance through the process and requirements has been invaluable. The tree surgeons were punctual, highly professional, and transformed our garden, leaving it even cleaner than before.
Jo Harris
Jo Harris
21/07/2023
Second time using Yvoke and can't be more pleased. The business is knowledgeable and reputable. The last couple of days the guys have been hard at work, they are professional, polite and so hard-working and left my garden super clean. They worked so hard. Could not be more pleased - thanks all and see you next time.
Jim Cremin
Jim Cremin
19/07/2023
We were delighted by the work Evoke did on our hedge. This was a significant pruning but was done with care and commonsense. It resulted in a job that was superb - and looked better than anticipated. Their professionalism was appreciated; we can highly recommend the company. Jim
colin barrett
colin barrett
26/06/2023
Awesome service. Awesome workmanship. Will definitely use them again.
Jill Knight
Jill Knight
17/05/2023
We have used Evoke for our tree work for several years. As always, a very well-done job from start to finish, including the initial visit and obtaining the appropriate permissions from the WHC. All the trees were pruned as requested to a very good shape and the site was cleared of all rubbish.
Anthony Earnshaw
Anthony Earnshaw
16/05/2023
Great service.. quick and v polite and friendly
Daniel H
Daniel H
28/04/2023
Good service, provided by nice staff. The team handled the application process required for the removal of a number of very large lleyandii, plus the removal and stump grinding. Even dealing with having to work around a large amount of waste material and old fencing from previous owners.