Benefits of Pruning Trees in the Fall and Winter

Benefits of Pruning Trees in the Fall and Winter
on December 12, 2015 in Helpfull Tips, Tree Care Advice

You probably think that when trees have lost their leaves, they’re “sleeping” for the winter and you CAN’T prune them during the dormant season. In fact, your trees are still active on the inside and will continue to grow new roots during cold months, making it a prime time for pruning, with these benefits:

When your trees lose their leaves, our arborists can better identify damaged, dying, or dead branches without leaves in the way. We can also get a better picture of the structure of your tree’s canopy in order to make a plan to restructure it, which is especially important for trees that are outgrowing their space.
When there are no leaves to use up energy, your tree will use that energy to heal pruning cuts. There is also less of a chance your tree will be infected after pruning simply because there are less pests, bacterial and fungal diseases in the fall/winter months.
Another benefit is to have overgrown branches removed before an ice storm this winter as to avoid damage to your tree or property.

If you are interested in a winter tree pruning service, contact AAA Tree Experts to schedule an appointment or request a complimentary consultation with our arborists.

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