By now, most of your trees have probably lost their leaves and are heading into their dormant stage for the winter months. If you are like most homeowners, you probably don’t give your oaks, maples, and birches much thought this time of year, but did you know that winter is the ideal time for pruning your trees? The most obvious reason that arborists like to prune in the winter months is that when the leaves have fallen they can get a better view of any branches that may need attention. The absence of leaves provides a great opportunity to give your trees a thorough inspection for broken branches or disease processes. In addition, pruning during the cold, winter months is better for the tree’s general health – it encourages robust spring growth and there is also less likelihood of insects or other harmful diseases entering the tree via fresh cuts.
The winter elements can wreak havoc on your trees. Proper pruning before the first flakes will help alleviate branch and limb breakage from the weight of heavy wet snow and ice build-up. Some preventive measures now can save your trees and help protect your property from costly repairs due to downed trees or limbs.
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