Winter is the best time for tree pruning
- Easier to see the structure without the leaves – and since the buds for spring have already formed, we can still easily spot dead wood.
- Insects, which are attracted to fresh cuts, are not active in the winter decreasing trees vulnerability to infestation.
- Less impact to surrounding landscape around trees such as turf and perennials, as they are dormant as well.
- Trees such as oaks, elms and birches can only be pruned in the fall or winter because of the diseases that insects spread like Dutch elm disease and oak wilt.
- Learn more about the Advantages of Winter Pruning.
- Learn why you should prune your trees.
- Young trees require pruning as well; subordination pruning.
As part of our comprehensive consultation, our highly knowledgeable Arborists provide an overall plan that will provide the structural direction and care your trees deserve!