Proper pruning, trimming and maintenance is an important part of any tree’s life cycle. And so the question we often get from customers is “When is the best time to trim trees?”
Consider the Fall and Winter!
While some trees require pruning at a specific time of the year, there are several reasons to consider trimming your trees as winter approaches.
It’s Easy to Locate Damaged or Diseased Limbs
Without tree foliage, Axement tree professionals can identify diseased, damaged or dying limbs with ease. We’re able to see the tree’s natural architecture, which can help us trim for visual appeal. Identifying and removing damaged branches and limbs reduces the risk of damage to your home, plus reduces the likelihood of visits later in the year.
Fall and Winter Pruning Supports Healthy Growth
Trimming during dormancy is also in the best interest of your trees. It facilitates healthy growth come spring and reduces stress on the tree, preserving its appearance and structural integrity during the colder months of Cobb County.
Fall and Winter Trimming Protects Against Disease
Pruning is important for tree growth, but can also make them more susceptible to disease, especially during the spring and summer when insects are present. With winter pruning, you get the best of both worlds; no bugs and no disease make for happy and healthy trees.
Minimize Yard Damage and Cleanup
Foliage complicates the pruning process and increases the cost for you as it requires additional preparation and cleanup time. Keep costs low by pruning trees in the winter.
Minimize Potential Damage from Snow and Ice
Atlanta snow and ice storms can be brutal! Everyone knows branches weighed down by snow and ice are prone to breakage, creating a hassle for homeowners and potentially damaging their home. This is especially true for diseased, damaged or dying branches. If you have any suspect branches looming over your home, save yourself an insurance claim.
So when is the best time to trim trees? Fall and winter trimming is a smart, affordable and effective way to maintain the health of your trees and keep them looking beautiful year-round. Winter is just around the corner, so get in touch with Axemen Tree Service to schedule your annual tree trimming service today.