Spring Tree Care Tips: Essential Maintenance Tasks for May

As the beautiful colours of spring emerge around us in beautiful Hertfordshire, we need to make sure that we are looking after these beautiful blooming trees. May offers a lot of growth and activity to the natural world, making it an ideal time to give our trees some extra attention. In this blog post, we’ll look at some key tree care tasks to complete in May.

Step 1 – Evaluate your trees for symptoms of damage or disease. With fresh growth developing, it is easier to identify any concerns that may have formed throughout the winter months. Look for dead or diseased branches, pest infestations, or structural issues that need to be addressed.

Step 2 – It’s been a wet April here in the UK, however if it’s been a dry Spring (unusual we agree!), it’s vital to give your trees a thorough watering. Adequate hydration is critical for supporting healthy growth and resilience, especially as we head into Summer and the temperature is bound to rise. Mulching around the base of your trees can help keep moisture in the soil and prevent weeds.

Step 3 – May is also an ideal month to fertilise your trees, giving them the nutrients they require to grow. To avoid overfeeding, use a slow-release fertiliser designed specifically for trees and strictly adhere to the recommendations. 

Step 4 – With all the new growth appearing those green leaves can be tasty treat for some of our furry friends. If you have new plants, hedges or smaller trees rabbits and deer can cause havoc and destroy these establishing plants. Make sure you have sufficient protection in place to help prevent to stop the wildlife eating and destroying your establishing plants. Rabbit guards and chicken wire are great are providing protection. 

Follow our 4-step plan and your trees should grow and flourish throughout the spring and beyond. From examining for damage to supplying proper moisture and nutrients, every action contributes to your trees’ health and vitality. With a little care and attention, you may enjoy your trees’ beauty and advantages for many years, improving your outside space and connecting you with the natural world.

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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
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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.