Selective Tree Pruning with clear objectives in mind can be done at any time of the year. However, recommended times vary depending on the species.
In general, the best time to prune most trees and shrubs is during late winter and early spring.
Deadwood removal is an exception to the general rule due to the fact that “deadwood” can be removed any time throughout the year.
So lets look at 3 key benefits to winter pruning that we here at The Woodsman consider and appreciate during the cold season.
Tree Access: We appreciate when the ground that we are driving on and working on is harder this time of year than in other times. Keeps us from making a big mess to the ground and equipment.
Tree Structure Visibility: With most foliage gone (except for semi-deciduous trees) we get a clearer picture of the structure of the tree, which in turn allows our Certified Arborist to come away with a better plan of action.
Tree Growth Rate: With spring around the corner and the new growth that comes with it, the tree will not only have time to heal (without a high population of insect activity to interfere) but the new growth will take on its natural course.
Some thoughts to ponder this winter concerning your Trees.
If you need some professional help pruning your trees call us at 512-846-2535 or 512-940-0799 (you can also text to this number if that works better for you) or contact us today to schedule an appointment.