Did you know that winter is the best time to think about having your trees trimmed. We have 4 reasons why you should have your trees trimmed during the winter months.
Exposure to Pests and Diseases is Limited
During the winter months many of the pests and diseases that often infect trees via pruning cuts are actually dormant during this time. This is why wintertime is a more attractive time to consider pruning. Depending on the kind of trees that you have winter might be the only time to consider pruning. For example oaks are a tree that needs to be pruned in the winter because they are particularly susceptible to beetle infestations and oak wilt, which is an extremely destructive fungal disease.
Winter Pruning Has Better Results
During the winter months most if not all f the leaves have fallen, leaving branches bare. This actually makes it easier to view the best places to prune in order to maintain structural integrity. This is also a great way to spot any vulnerable areas, like damaged or diseased branches. This actually makes your pruning more effective while promoting a healthier tree and mitigating any risks.
It Is Less Stressful for Your Trees
Pruning during the active growing season can actually cause stress for your trees and stimulate additional growth that won’t be able to harden before the temperature drops. Trees actually go dormant during the winter months, making it the perfect time to prune. With extra energy reserves, trees are able to heal more quickly.
The Look of Your Property is Preserved
Winter pruning helps shape your trees to grow in the manner best for your property — whether that be to avoid interfering with structures or walkways or to promote or constrain growth. Pruning your trees during the winter is also good for neighboring plant material, much of which is also dormant and less likely to be disturbed. Additionally, there’s less risk of equipment causing soil compaction thanks to firmer ground.
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