Many people are under the false notion that trees should not be pruned or removed during the winter season. This is far from true. Cold weather won’t damage trees, so winter is one of the best times of the year for tree care if you don’t mind battling the cold to get it done.
However, if the cold isn’t for you, consider hiring a professional tree care company such as Five Star Tree Services. That way, you can stay warm while our arborist’s expertise is put to good use. Keep reading for a few reasons why pruning or removing your trees during winter is a good idea.
Proper Tree Assessment
During the winter, it is easier to assess and examine the limbs and tree structure while there are no leaves to block the view. When there is less distraction, a more accurate diagnosis can be made. This allows pruning to be more precise and tree removal to be completed more efficiently.
Freeze the Disease
There is always a chance of spreading fungus, bugs, or disease when a tree is pruned or removed. In the winter, most fungus and bugs are inactive, so they are less likely to spread to other trees during pruning. There is also less sap flowing in trees, which helps reduce the number of insects that will be attracted to the scent.
Heal Wounds More Efficiently
Winter pruning is beneficial because there is a smaller chance of the cuts getting infected. When a tree enters the dormant stage of its life-cycle, it produces less sap and consumes fewer nutrients. Winter pruning can also make the budding stage more efficient by reducing the strain on the tree and allowing for healthier new growth.
Easier to Schedule
Most property owners skip the winter months when it comes to tree care, which means there are often more specialists available. It is much easier to select a time that is convenient for you when there are more time slots to choose from. The work will also go much quicker thanks to winter pruning teams boasting more members working on each job.
Flower & Ground Damage Prevention
Many flowers and plants hibernate during the winter months. This will keep them safe from damage when your trees are being removed or pruned in the winter. Also, if you are having a tree removed, it is less likely to damage the ground during the winter due to the ground being much harder. This keeps the machinery safe as well as your yard.
How We Can Help
It is critical to have every tree evaluated individually during the winter months before spring arrives. If you are curious about your tree’s health, Five Star Tree Services is here to help. We have a team of skilled arborists standing by to assess your garden and provide tree pruning, removal, or any other service it needs to thrive. No matter what time of year it may be, we are available to make sure your trees are well-maintained and disease-free. For more information about how we can help or to get a list of our rates, give us a call at (416) 990-3355 today.