THE BENEFITS OF TRIMMING IN wINTER
One of the most time-honored questions in all of tree care is, “when is the best time of year for trimming a tree?” Dead branches can be cleared at any time of year, but what about pruning in winter?
In most cases, the dormant season is actually the best time to surgically remove or prune live branches, as it's the ideal time to avoid encounters with insects and diseases of trees. Many insects are attracted to scents or smells that the trees emit from the open pruning cuts. Insects harm trees by feeding and boring into plant tissue.
Several insects also spread diseases along the way. Fortunately, most wood boring insects that cause serious harm to trees and shrubs are dormant or immobile during this time of year. Therefore, pruning in the dormant season will reduce or eliminate the insect attraction to open pruning sites.
And one last benefit, it is far easier to see a tree's overall branch framework without the leaves, making evaluation and access that much easier.
So, are there any pitfalls to dormant pruning when you’re thinking about trimming a tree? There are a few. Sheared plants may be damaged or scorched if pruned during cold weather, and pruning spring flowering shrubbery will take the flower buds along with the pruning cuts – diminishing your spring display.
When in doubt, make it easy on yourself and call T&M Tree Service today to assess your trimming and pruning needs; our experts can determine what can be pruned during the dormant season and what should be done in the spring.
Thanks for reading, we hope this information helps with any seasonal questions you might have, and we wish you a safe and happy winter season!
1/20/2021 07:26:51 am
Make sure that you hire a tree removal contractor with lots of quality references and the insurance to back up the huge scale of destruction possible when a tree goes somewhere unexpected.
2/12/2021 07:44:02 pm
My aunt has been thinking about getting her trees trimmed because she wants to keep them from scratching the roof. She would really like to get some help from a professional in order to prevent damage. I liked what you said about how they can prevent insects from getting at the pruning sites by pruning in the formant season in order to be safer.
4/3/2021 11:29:07 am
Thanks to the author for sharing such a great post. The article was very well written and providing great info about the benefits of trimming in winter!! It can be really great for people like me who are looking to get such kind of more knowledge about it.
4/12/2021 05:51:46 am
This is a very informative blog, thanks for sharing about the benefits of trimming in winter . I liked and it is wonderful to know about so many things that are useful for all of us! Thanks a lot for this amazing blog!!
6/16/2021 09:23:11 pm
But you have to be extra careful though. Snow and melted ice will cause the trees to be slippery. Extra precautions is needed.
7/14/2021 10:44:00 am
Great article! I love all the information you have shared. This is really appreciated that you have recommended T&M Tree Service, it's great that we can find them at revere ma and we could contact and ask for free quotes , since we've considered other options when it comes to tree service and maintenance this year.
8/26/2021 03:20:48 pm
My cousin has been thinking about getting rid of a tree stump. She would really like to get some help from a professional in order to be safer. I liked what you said about how trimming a tree can reduce the damage done by inspects.
11/9/2021 02:39:54 am
I recommend my all fellows to read this great and informative post about tree trimming. Keep it up!
11/22/2021 04:55:16 pm
It helped when you mentioned that many insects also spread diseases to your trees. My uncle mentioned to me last night that their tree has broken branches and asked if I have any idea what is the best option to do. Thanks to this informative article and I'll be sure to tell him that he should consult trusted tree lopping services as they can answer all his inquiries and will provide good-quality service.
1/4/2022 09:57:15 pm
Here’s hoping there’s a a ton more top-notch supplies coming!
4/5/2022 09:33:27 pm
It made sense when you mentioned that insects damage trees by eating and boring the plant tissue. This got me thinking to pursue getting our trees trimmed. With that said, I'll make sure to hire a tree removal service near our place to handle the job.
5/9/2022 11:18:44 pm
Thanks for the heads up that a tree professional can easily remove unwanted trees with their tools and skills! My friend talked about his plans of using his exterior as a recreational area for his kids. I think we should try having some of his trees removed by a professional!
6/14/2022 08:07:40 am
Gratitude for the heads up that a tree proficient can undoubtedly eliminate undesirable trees with their instruments and abilities! My companion discussed his arrangements of involving his outside as a sporting facility for his children. I figure we ought to take a stab at having a portion of his trees eliminated by an expert!
6/21/2022 01:09:44 pm
This makes so much sense because you explained it so well. I'll be quoting you next time I need to explain this to my clients. Cheers!
7/19/2022 10:59:18 pm
Learning about how trimming during dormant seasons can prevent insect infestations was really helpful. I've heard so many things about pest infestations from my fellow homeowners, so doing anything I can to avoid them is really important. I'll go and look for a tree trimming expert in the area that can help me out with doing the work that's needed as soon as things get dormant around here.
7/20/2022 10:43:38 am
Last week, my wife and I decided we'd like to start a gardening project in our backyard, so we're looking for tree care tips. It really helped when you talked about how pruning your trees during winter helps you get rid of multiple pests, so we'll be sure to keep this in mind. Thanks for the information on tree trimming and when it's the best time for it.
8/1/2022 07:27:29 pm
Thank you for this informative article about tree care. I hope there are a lot of arborist who could read this and be guided accordingly.
8/31/2022 07:01:19 pm
Thank you ffor sharing
9/7/2022 02:33:16 am
My mother desires that the tree be pruned before the upcoming winter because it is about to arrive. Your statement that pruning during the dormant season will lessen or completely eliminate insect attraction to exposed pruning areas really caught my attention. I'll contact a tree pruning service to assist my mom.
Trimming trees in winter has several benefits. First, it is easier to see the structure of the tree when there are no leaves obscuring it. This makes it easier to make informed decisions about where to make cuts. Second, winter pruning encourages new growth in the spring, which can help improve the overall health of the tree. Third, winter pruning helps to control pests and diseases by removing infected or diseased branches. Thanks for putting useful information on the web. It’s hard to get this stuff these days.
1/4/2023 10:51:29 am
I think this is really informative! Thank you for this!
1/9/2023 04:13:48 pm
Thanks for sharing this article ! it's really useful
1/10/2023 01:29:44 pm
Very interesting stuff to read.
1/16/2023 11:56:37 am
Informative blog good explanation for top tree Services.
Thanks for helping me understand that the best season to prune or remove live branches is when the trees are dormant. I wonder if we can still get tree trimming services even if it is spring season now. There are branches that we want to remove because of reaching our gutters, and neglecting them can damage those parts. So I will ask professionals if they can still recommend it these days.
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