Why Winter Is the Best Time to Prune Your Trees

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When it comes to lawn care and tree care, most people don’t think about it much as winter approaches. In the winter, trees and other plant life become dormant, awaiting spring so they can come to life once more. This dormant period is the perfect opportunity to prune the trees around your home or business. By pruning in the winter, you are setting your trees up for greater growing success come spring. 

Benefits of Winter Pruning

  • Tree structure is visible– There is nothing more breathtaking than when the leaves change and begin to fall. While this is a clear sign the winter months are ahead, it also gives you a clear view of your entire tree without leaves getting in the way. With the tree structure visible, you can be sure you’re making the right cuts in the right places. This helps you to shape your tree, as well as keep it healthy.
  • Efficiency– When it comes to tree pruning or removal, there is usually a need for some heavy-duty machinery. As the winter months approach, the ground naturally becomes harder. This makes it easy for necessary equipment to be used without having to worry about damaging the lawn. This can make the entire pruning process faster, saving you money in the long run. Winter is also a great time because there is less risk of diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, and insects spreading to your other trees during the pruning process. 
  • Safety– Damaged or dead trees can cause a lot of damage to your home or lawn. The winter months can throw a lot at your trees through wind, snow, ice, and damaging storms. Having a clear view of all your branches allows you to remove all the hazards before they end up causing costly repairs.

Now Is the Perfect Time

Winter is just around the corner, making now the perfect time to prune your trees. This will allow you to remove any hazards, as well as set your tree up for good health come springtime. At Advanced Tree and Landscape, we understand the importance of tree maintenance. Contact us today to learn more about winter tree pruning.