Spring Care

Proper care of trees and shrubs can increase a plant’s lifespan. We have outlined seasonal guidelines to help you plan the care and maintenance of your landscaping. These recommendations can vary based on weather conditions. For more information or for tips that are specific to your property, give us a call or Ask the Expert: asktheexpert@raystreeservice.com


  • Dormant sprays
  • Tree and shrub fertilization
  • Systemic insecticide applications begin


  • Tree pruning, stop pruning American Elms
  • Tree and shrub fertilization
  • Sweet Gum sprays applied
  • Leaf disease management- begin fungicide applications to Crabapples and Hawthorns
  • Fire blight control for Pears and Apples
  • Begin early foliar insecticides
  • Avoid pruning Red Oaks after 4/10- Oak Wilt transmission (Red Oak family includes Red Oak, Black Oak, Pin Oak, Shingle Oak and others)


  • Tree and shrub pruning
  • Prune Azalea and other spring flowering trees and shrubs after flowering
  • Leaf disease management continues- Crabapples, Hawthorn, Pines and Spruces
  • Early foliar insecticides continue