When the weather is cold, and snow covers the ground, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is garden or tree care. However, did you know that winter is actually one of the best times to care for your trees? Typically, professional tree care companies like Five Star Tree Services are busiest from spring through to late fall. Winter is our least busy season, regardless of location. This shouldn’t be the case, though, because our arborists love to work in the winter!
Tree Services That Are Completed During the Winter
During the wintertime, our professional team of arborists offers many services to clients in Richmond Hill and throughout the GTA. Some of the tree services that we recommend completing during the winter months are:
- Forest Work – Tasks such as trail clearing and plantation thinning are much easier to complete during the winter. The ground is hard and frozen, which means there will be less forest floor damage. For example, ruts are less likely to be made when logs and heavy machinery are slid across the frozen ground. In the springtime, there are also many animal nests that could be easily disturbed by our work, which is why we recommend completing forest work before the nesting season begins.
- Tree Removals – Frozen ground makes tree removals less damaging to the surrounding areas. Also, certain trees afflicted with diseases are best removed during the winter when cross-contamination is less likely.
- Tree Pruning – Trees that are pruned during the dormant season are better equipped to manage their energy during the spring. Once the coldest days of the winter have passed, and the weather is just about to turn warm, give us a call to give your trees a healthy trim. You may see some trees may bleed sap once the weather warms, but this is not harmful and will stop on its own.
Trees that are stressed, diseased or have shown slow growth in the past season should not be pruned until just before spring. In the event that a tree was damaged due to weather or any other cause during the winter, it is best to prune it to correct any existing structural concerns. If you’re unsure of what your trees need, just give our arborists a call for a free consultation.
Preventing Winter Storm Damage
Overgrown trees, damaged trees, and those with poor structure should be pruned to keep them from dying in the winter months. Most trees will have shed their leaves ahead of the winter season, which makes it easier to spot and correct the damage. Pruning a tree before a storm or harsh winter weather is the best way to help it to avoid falling. Remember, it is never too early to take care of your trees, and with the help of a skilled arborist, they will thrive all year long.
How We Can Help
If you need affordable tree removal, pruning and trimming, or a tree assessment, the arborists at Five Star Tree Services are here to help. We have a wide range of services packages to meet your needs and the experience necessary to handle even the most complicated tree requests. Give us a call at (416) 990-3355 for a no-obligation price quote today.