Winter Pruning and its Advantages:
Insects & Disease
Insects can infest and destroy your beautiful tree, by pruning in the winter when insects and diseases are inactive you are eliminating concerns of hurting your trees. Pruning of a tree is essentially creating a wound, and in summer and warm months, these wounds are more likely to attract unwanted pests. Dutch elm, and oak wilt are two very common diseases, and these types of trees are restricted to only winter pruning.
As you know, trees lose their leaves in fall. It may be pretty, and means winter is approaching. Without leaves, and obstructions of blooming branches, winter is one way for our experts to evaluate and prune your trees allowing for more visibility during this time.
Like anything in life, there is a cycle. Trees are dormant in the winter, and energy is stored during this season. Interruption to any life cycle, especially a tree’s can be crucial, by pruning in winter you are making it less vulnerable, and reducing stress, and chance of drought.
Maintenance and upkeep of your trees can be very important for many different aspects. Whether its overall health, structural and safety clearance, or for beauty aesthetic pruning of your trees is highly recommended every 2-5 years depending on the type of tree, and location.
We follow the most up to date industry guidelines and procedures on pruning of all trees, especially oaks and elms regarding winter pruning. The health and quality care of your trees, and the environment is of great importance to us to preserve a healthy landscape