Should you trim trees in the winter? It happens that winter tree trimming is very common. While many homeowners think about trimming in the spring or the fall, winter is actually a very good time to prune your trees and trim up any parts that need attention.
Tree Trimming During Dormancy
Trimming while the trees are dormant prevents a large burst of growth in the spring. While winter tree trimming is perfectly acceptable, there are some rules to follow.
- Winter tree trimming should take place after the coldest part of the winter.
- Prune or Trim on a mild, dry day
- When trimming, focus on the dead or diseased branches first
- Trim the overgrown or smaller branches to produce light
- Trim so that the structure and integrity of the developed branches are intact
- Cut or prune branches at the node, where one branch intersects with another
Here in the Southlake and Frisco area, winter has been consistently colder than normal. So, we understand that you may not desire to go outside and trim your trees. Not only that, but are you doing it the correct way? We try to provide tree trimming tips and information, but experience does go a long way. If you are not comfortable trimming your trees, give us a call and we’ll schedule a time to come out and look at your trees. Our certified arborist will make recommendations on what trees should be trimmed, how they should be trimmed and even when they should be trimmed. Each species of tree is slightly different and can react differently to pruning.
We go the extra mile on clean up and safety, so you don’t have to worry about any damage to your property or cleaning up a mess after we leave. Contact us today for all of your winter tree service needs.