Despite what many believe or think, Tree Work does take place in the winter. In fact, Oak and Elm trees shouldn’t be pruned any other time of the year other than Winter.
During the winter, trees go dormant and suspend any activity up the trunk. This inactivity along with dropping temperatures creates an ideal setting for pruning. If you prune after new growth has started, you can limit the plant’s bloom potential for the year as well as make the tree susceptible to fungus or other illnesses.
A harder ground in winter gives arborists easy access to the tree, and the bare canopy makes branches easier to see and handle.
Pruning trees in the dormant season promotes tree’s current health and sustains future tree growth.
And even better, dormant pruning saves time and money by helping with disease management.
Granted there are a lot of other services we can do, we like to focus on pruning and tree inventory plans, because winter is the ideal time to do them. Call us today to get onto our winter schedule or to plan a head for the future with a Tree Inventory Management Plan.