Winter Pruning is Less Stressful for Your Trees
With winter in full swing and the leaves all gone, Although it may be cold outside. Believe it or not, now is the time to think about tree trimming. Winter is the best time to prune, winter is actually the best time of year to prune your deciduous plants. Wait for a relatively mild, sunny day, get out your pruners, and take a critical look at your trees and shrubs.
Pruning during the active growing season can give stress for your trees and can stimulate additional growth that won’t be able to harden before the temperature drops down. Trees go dormant during the winter months, making it the perfect time to prune. With extra energy reserves, trees are able to heal more quickly.
Winter Pruning Yields a Better Result
After the leaves have dropped in the fall, it’s easier to see the structure of your trees. For a trained arborist, it’s also easier to identify dead or dangerous branches. This lets us determine whether or not pruning is needed to keep your trees safe and looking their best.
Your Tree Will Look Better In Spring
Late winter is a great time to prune, contain, or rejuvenate overgrown shrubs and trees. Any branches cut back during the winter will be able to recover quickly early spring in spring with new growth. This will also minimize the amount of time you’ll spend looking at a plant that looks like a bunch of sticks after rejuvenation pruning.
Winter Pruning Preserves the Look of Your Property
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.