Summertime Tree Care Tips

How to Unleash the Full Potential of Your Trees This Summer!

As the sunny season brings joy and more time to enjoy spending time outside, but it can also bring challenges for our beloved trees. Therefore, it is important to understand how to care for them properly during this hot weather. From watering and mulching to pruning and fertilizing, we will guide you through the necessary steps to ensure the health of our trees throughout the summer months.

Whether you’re a tree enthusiast or just starting your arboriculture journey, this article can provide you with practical tips and advice to help your trees be happy and healthy during the summer.

  1. Irrigation System

In the Summer, when the weather has high temperatures and low humidity, it can be crucial to weather your trees, especially if they are young or recent. It is essential for trees to receive an average of one inch of water on a weekly basis. For optimal root development, it is recommended to water trees in deeper substantial applications rather than more frequent shallow watering.

   2.  Mulching

If you haven’t had the opportunity to mulch your trees during the spring, it is not too late! Mulching around the base of the tree can provide significant benefits for the tree’s health. It can help prevent evaporation, ensure soil moisture, stabilize soil temperatures, and reduce competing weeds. Additionally, mulch serves as a warm blanket for the tree roots during the frosty winter season.

During the process of adding mulch, it is essential to leave a couple of inches of space between the mulch and the trunk of the tree. Placing the mulch too close to the tree can result in the development of diseases and can attract insects and pest activity. Make sure to spread the mulch evenly using shredded hardwood mulch in a circle around the base of the tree.

    3. Proper Tree Trimming/Pruning

When thinking about tree maintenance, the first step often comes to mind is tree trimming or pruning. While this is typically recommended during the dormant season (late Fall to early Spring), there are specific instances when trimming a tree during summer is essential. It becomes crucial for the tree’s health and safety precautions when there are broken, dying, or diseased branches.

This practice can also prevent potential property damage during severe thunderstorms. Always hire a professional arborist to perform the trimming, and we would be happy to schedule a free estimate for you at your convenience.

   4. Fertilizer

To keep our trees healthy and promote sufficient growth, providing adequate nourishment is essential. Trees located in urban or suburban areas often face higher stress factors, which can lead to insufficient nutrients and affect their well-being.

When selecting the appropriate fertilizer, it is vital to ensure it contains the necessary nutrients and minerals for the trees. If you are unsure about the nutrient levels in the soil surrounding your tree, you can send a soil sample to a testing laboratory. This process will help determine the specific requirements for caring for your trees.

   5. Thunderstorm Safe

Prioritizing our safety and protecting our property during the summer is crucial, particularly in regions prone to hurricanes or high tornado risks. While we are located in Michigan, where these risks are not abundant, we still need to be mindful of severe thunderstorms and aggressive winds that can cause damage to our trees.

Taking preventive measures is important for our safety, and it is recommended to seek guidance from a professional arborist who can assess he condition of your trees. The use of cabling or bracing may be recommended to establish a strong support system and prevent excessive movement of tree limbs.


We hope these summer tree care tips have helped you with the knowledge and confidence to care for your trees effectively throughout the sunny weather! By implementing proper watering, providing sufficient mulching, performing timely pruning/trimming, and considering the appropriate needs of your trees, you can establish the tree’s health, beauty, or resilience during the summer months.

As a reminder, our trees are very valuable assets to our environment, providing us oxygen, shade, habitat for small animals, and giving us aesthetic appeal. Investing a little effort in caring for our trees can reward us with healthy and thriving trees for years to come.

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4.9
Ardele M.
I called Metro Tree and Fire about some trees and they got back to me right away. Jose and his amazing crew came out and cut down two trees that had taken over my backyard. One was a mulberry that had grown in to a fence, they came out and cut it down and ground the stump, with no issues. Jose even explained to me how to get it to stop growing back.I highly recommend using Metro Tree and I will be going to them for any further tree issues. They are prompt, friendly, professional, and it has been a pleasure to do business with them. Two thumbs up!
jarred C.
Metro tree was amazing. So happy we picked them to cut down our trees. They were fast and professional. They cleaned up so well it looked like they were never there.
Edwin J.
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Susanne S.
They did a great job with a complicated tree situation in our powerlines. They took care to protect my lawn from the grinding machine and did an excellent job cleaning up. Their pricing was very competitive and I recommend them to anyone needing service.
Fred H.
Outstanding service, dependable and quality work, excellent customer service. Enrique and his team were professional and courteous.
Tom W.
Raul was very professional as the foreman. They did very good work and the cleanup was great. I will for sure recommend this company. They lived up to their end of the contract with no issues.
Judi C.
Reasonable, fast and efficient!I highly recommend this company
Ann P.
Definitely will use this service again. Professional, did a great trim job and cleanup.
Wade
Metro Detroit Tree did a Perfect and Professional job from quote to completion. I can't imagine a better tree service.
Guy S.
I just moved in into my house and I had a dead pear tree looming over my roof. I called Metro Detroit tree & firewood. Setup an app. For quote. The owner came out, walked my yard with me. Gave me a good price on a couple things I needed done. I’m very happy with the work. I came home Everything was done. I couldn’t take off work. The owner was present at my home . No need! I would definitely call them again if I need them. Thanks Talima.👍🏽
Gary K.
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Andrew G
Professional and got the job done right!
Teresa V
They did a great job and were professional. Had about 5 companies come out to give me quotes and I’m very glad I decided to go with Metro Detroit Tree!
Barb B.
I can't say enough great things about Jose and his crew! Of the 4 estimates we received, Metro Detroit Tree & Firewood was the only company that would grind the stumps. The other companies claimed the stumps were too close to the fence and shed. We are very happy with the job that was done and highly recommended Meyro Detroit Tree & Firewood, and they will be the first tree service companyI call in the future.
Kelly T.
Great communication in scheduling. Crew was bery efficient and clean up was great! We are very pleased.
Chris
MDTF showed up early, reviewd what I requested and made some valuable suggestions for trimming my tree. The results were better than I expected and the team were fast, through and cleaned up to the point that you couldn't notice they were ever there. Highly recommend MDTF for any tree services! Very pleased with the entire experience!
Joyce C.
Timely service, great communication, gets the job done
Russell G.
The crew showed ready to get the job done. All the services were performed professionally and the property was cleaned up before they left.
Vicki H.
Very pleased with my whole experience with Metro Detroit Trees. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. I had a tree that needed to be trimmed in my backyard, they gave me a VERY good quote and were very efficient when they cut it down. I will hire them again in the future!
kirsten W
Metro Detroit Tree & Firewood did an outstanding job! No mess left. Timely and quick! I was impressed. Plus competitive in price! I have my own insurance agency and plan to give out this organization to my clients for tree work!
Robert B.
Jose and his crew did a fantastic job on our tree. They came and removed a lot of big dead branches and cleaned up the smaller ones. They are very professional and very quick. They got here did the work, cleaned it up and were leaving in 1 hour. It was a medium sized job, but they handled it like it was just a little trim work. They have a very experienced crew that came ready to work. They did exactly what they said they would do, the price was great and the work is the best. I will recommend them to everyone I know. I already gave my neighbor one of their business cards. They also kept my neighbor and her 3 year old very entertained, the 3 year old loved all the big trucks and equipment. I'm very satisfied.
Mary V M.
Just used this team for the second time and was equally impressed. Very professional, arrived on time, did the job and cleaned up beautifully. Highly recommend Metro Detroit Tree.
Karen C.
I highly recommend Metro Detroit Tree for your tree trimming/removal and/or lot clearing needs. From my first call requesting a quote to completion of the job, they were responsive, professional, punctual, hard working and thorough.
Mya B.
Metro Detroit Tree & Firewood was an amazingly skillful and professional company. They provided me with a free and easy quote just a day or so after I contacted the company. The man who inspected the tree was super friendly and knowledgeable. I was even provided a copy of their insurance with the quote. It's the little touches like a copy of the insurance that helps consumers (at least me) feel at ease with a business. The removal of my decrepit and potentially dangerous Silver Maple was efficient and clean. They left no messes in my neighbors driveway which just highlights their respect and professionalism. I would call Metro Detroit Tree again if I ever needed tree services. I highly recommend you call them for a quote if you've got any tree needs!
Connie M.
We had a tree fall in our yard at night, the next morning my husband called Metro Detroit tree, someone came out that morning. And they were able to cut the tree down the very next day. There was a crew of 4 and they were fast and cleaned up everything. We are very happy with their service.
Dawn S.
Job well done. Very professional, efficient and friendly. I'm extremely satisfied and happy. Highly recommend 👌
Kelli B.
Josè was so professional when he came to provide my quote and even pointed out more that I needed done which wouldn’t be much of a price difference. Raul did my work today with the team they were timely quick and cleaned up like nothing happened. Price was reasonable and I will be calling again!
robin S.
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Brad M.
Very pleased with this company. Very professional and experienced in providing a thorough estimate. The tree removal was expertly done in removing a large tree in a backyard with limited access, power lines, etc. The crew was able to remove the trees and grind down the stumps all in half a day and cleaned everything up. Highly recommend reaching out to this company, we will be using them again!
JD V.
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Miguel M.
Had an excellent experience with this company, on time and quick work. I will recommend this company to friends and family. Thank you
Daniel R.
I've worked with Metro Detroit Tree twice now & have been very pleased with their work. They came out quickly after a storm last winter to handle some down limbs on wires & trees. Last week, I hired them to take down 15 trees & stumps. Their prices are fair, they show up when they say they will & are very communicative about details. They bring a large, well equipped crew, work very clean, and are very conscientious. Carlos & Raoul and company are refreshing to work with.
Jacquie P.
Highly Recommend!! Great Crew .. Great Job from start to finish .,
Gabbi S.
Professional and quick service. Will be using again in the future.
Michele W.
This company is the go to company for tree service. They were professional, courteous and did a very good job trimming our 2 trees, cleaning up and didn't even clobber not one of my flowers. Thank you so much 💓 💗 💛
Diane D.
Jose, Raul and "The Crew" came out to our home in St. Clair Shores to prune 2 big trees. The quote was very fair. The workmanship and professionalism were TOP-NOTCH!! I mean, these guys were good. They got out to the site a half hour earlier than promised. They got to work and BOOM, BOOM, were done in an hour. My wife and I were so happy we called Metro Detroit Tree and Firewood, LLC. We do recommend this company to EVERYBODY WE KNOW!!! Thanks Guys. God Bless Metro Detroit Tree and Firewood LLC.
kathy M.
They came early with a slew of trucks and men, got right to work and were out of my yard in an hour and they cleaned up everything - even blew the old leaves off the roof!
Sally T.
Very professional, fast, and well priced. Highly recommend.
S B.
I cannot say enough great things about this company from scheduling, pricing, completed work, clean-up and the courtesy of the entire crew. They were on-time and completed what I thought was a very large job within 2 hours. The team was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend and will be using again. Thank you!
Jim R.
I've trusted Jose @ Metro Detroit Tree for over two years now. From my first call to Tolima, the fantastic service & care started! Jose is professional, prompt & courteous. I would highly recommend them to everyone that needs tree's removed, bush's pulled, and much much more! They are quick and efficient. If I could give them 10 Stars I would! Great company & another very happy customer..Thank you Jose & Tolima!!
Renee' D.
MDT&F WOW!What a professional operation this crew runs! They were respectful and listened to what I needed. They have all of the equipment necessary to complete the job--a large crew, big trucks, cherry pickers, chippers, bulldozers, stump grinders AND, they put a partition around the stump when they were grinding, to prevent it from flying into my neighbor's yard.When they were cutting, they took the extra time needed to direct where the limbs fell, so as not to damage wires, structures etc... they raked up all of the debris and smoothed out the area. These guy's work well as a team and everybody knows what to do. José (owner) pays attention to every detail.Their prices are fair and affordable. I recommend them highly. I am very happy with the job they did. Amazing!
David W.
We have a 70+ year old no fruit bearing mulberry tree that we had trimmed and topped today. It makes all the difference in the world in our yard. Here are before and after pictures. These guys were here about 45 mins and did a outstanding job.If you need some work done on a tree, these are the guys to call. Prices are very reasonable.
Sandy R.
This company is the BEST. I called several for the removal of several large trees and they were perfect. Prompt callbacks, setting appointment to come out, calling ahead, showing up on time, immediate quote followed up by a written quote, the most competitive quote I was able to get (I usually don't take the lowest but they were so professional). I accepted the quote and they scheduled it for the next day, came out, did the job and cleaned up. There's no way it could have been better. Highly recommended.
Carl S.
Metro Detroit Tree & Firewood were out today and trimmed four of my trees. The crabapple in the front of my house was the one I really wanted trimmed. They did a fantastic job. The tree was trimmed exactly like I wanted. The others were also trimmed as I requested. I’m extremely pleased and will have them out every year to trim up my trees.
Brian H.
Metro Detroit Tree & Firewood did an excellent job! They were great at communicating from first day I called for a quote, to booking the job and following thru to the day of. My job had to be rescheduled due to weather and the first thing when they opened the day before my scheduled job was contact me.Metro Detriot Tree & Firewood was very professional, they arrived on time and provided a great service. Took the Tree down, stump ground and cleaned up all mess that was from their service.I recommend them and would use them again!
Matt P.
Jose came out to our house and gave us a very competitive estimate for trimming several trees. He was professional and arrived when he said he would. He provided a written estimate and gave me a copy of his insurance. I called the next day and scheduled the work. The other estimates that we received were higher and required 50% deposits just to schedule. They arrived the next day with 6 or 7 trucks and a large crew on time. All in matching uniforms, new trucks or very well cared for. All workers were also very professional. They were very impressive. The job was finished in 90 minutes, and they cleaned up the yard. It looked better than when they arrived. I asked Jose for a referral for another type of contractor, and he gave me a couple of names to help us since we were new to the neighborhood. Great service, people and exceptional quality of work at a better than competitive price.
Elaine G.
Simply the best. Better than all the rest. They are professionals, have the right equipment and do a wonderful job. Clean up is perfection
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