Tree Pruning and Removal in Winter
Winter is an great season for tree care. In fact, it’s an ideal time to prune and remove trees. Tree dormancy and lack of leaf cover provide many advantages that benefit and protect your trees and property.
The lack of leaf cover makes it easier for arborists to complete a thorough inspection, allowing them to evaluate your tree for structural issues. As a result, potential hazards due to broken branches from winter weather will be mitigated. Furthermore, tree limbs are easier to access and lighter for removal.
Reduced Stress & Disease Control
Pruning (also known as trimming) when a tree is dormant makes it less vulnerable to stressors such as drought, disease, and pests. During dormancy, a tree stores energy in its roots. Pruning at this time has less impact on the health of the tree as it reduces the energy expended by the tree.
The process of removing limbs causes a wound to the tree, which can serve as an entry point for diseases and insects. Fortunately, these disease spreading agents are dead or dormant in the winter. Therefore, pruning during this time ensures that the cut will have time to heal before these pests and disease-carrying agents become active again in the spring.
Reduced Impact to Your Landscape
Frozen ground and snow cover protects your yard from the weight of equipment needed for tree pruning and removal. Additionally, it protects your landscape plants from damage.
Increased Fruit Production
Pruning fruit trees in the winter will maximize fruit production and ensure your branches are strong enough to hold the weight of the fruit.
Call us today to schedule your winter pruning or tree removal!