Now that the holidays have slowed down, many of us are thinking of ways to jumpstart upgrading our properties. Depending on what kind of trees you have near you, this might be the perfect time to save you and your budget some major hassle.
There are several pros to trimming your trees in the winter. Take a look at our list of reasons below:
1. It is Less Stressful for Your Tree
Pruning during the active growing season can cause stress for your trees and can stimulate additional growth that won’t be able to harden before the temperature drops.
2. It Can Improve Your Tree’s Overall Health
Winter can be an excellent time to trim trees because the leaves have fallen and the plants have gone dormant, making it easier to see the tree’s structure and identify any dead or damaged branches. By removing dead or damaged branches, you can encourage new growth.
During the winter, your tree also has time to heal before beginning the new growth process in spring. It also ensures that your new growth will have time to become hardy enough to survive winter in the following years. Overall, it will reduce any stress on your tree significantly.
3. Winter Trimming Can Reduce Your Tree’s Exposure to Pests
Trimming trees in the winter can also help to reduce the risk of pests and diseases, as many insects are also dormant during this time. This can help prevent the spread of diseases and protect your tree (and the rest of your yard) from infestations. Diseases are also more prone to spread in the spring and summer, so this presents an opportunity to keep your tree from being vulnerable to them by allowing it time to heal before those warm and humid conditions arise.
4. Winter Trimming Helps Preserve the Look of Your Property
With the leaves gone, you’ll have the ability to see your branches clearly. This can make the trimming process more efficient and allow you to better understand the health of your tree’s structure. You can also ensure your tree remains structurally sound and symmetrical.
These are just some of the benefits of trimming your trees during the winter. No matter what time of year you decide to trim your trees, it’s essential to be cautious and avoid causing unnecessary stress or damage to the tree. Remaining safe is also important, as it involves working at heights and using sharp tools.
A certified arborist is trained in the proper techniques and safety procedures for tree trimming and can help to ensure that the job is completed safely and efficiently. You can rely on them to ensure your trees receive proper care and that industry standards are followed. If you fail to do this, you may miss out on all of the health and beauty your trees have to offer. Be sure to consult with a certified arborist (like our team here at Well Rooted Gardens) for guidance.
Contact us today to schedule your property assessment and get a quote for your tree care needs!