Winter might seem like a time for hibernation and less outdoor activity, but when it comes to the health and maintenance of your trees, it’s the perfect time to take action. That’s why Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following Vancouver tree care guide to winter trimming and deadwood removal.
The Dormant Advantage
During winter, most trees are in a dormant state. Without expending energy on leaves, flowers, or fruit, trees can better handle the stress of trimming and deadwood removal. Additionally, bare branches make it easier for a certified arborist to assess the structure and health of a tree, identify problematic branches, and make more precise cuts.
Preventing Disease & Pest Infestation
Winter is also the season when many tree diseases and pests are inactive. Trimming or removing deadwood from a tree during the colder months lowers the risk of disease transmission and pest infestation. It’s a preventative measure that helps keep trees healthy. By the time spring arrives, any wounds caused by trimming or deadwood removal will have healed, making a tree less susceptible to infections.
Safety & Liability
Deadwood can be a significant hazard, especially during winter storms. Branches weakened by decay are more likely to break under the weight of snow and ice or high winds. This, in turn, makes it a hazardous risk to the people and property below. At Westcoast Tree Care, our certified arborist can identify and safely remove these dangerous limbs thereby reducing the risk of damage and injury. This essential tree care service isn’t just about maintaining tree health but maintaining the safety of your home and property.
Enhanced Aesthetic & Property Value
Well-maintained trees contribute to the overall beauty of your landscape. Winter pruning and deadwood removal help maintain the natural shape of the tree while promoting vigorous growth in the spring. This not only enhances the beauty of your landscape but increases the value of your property, as well-cared-for trees are more appealing to potential homebuyers.
Promoting Tree Health & Longevity
Removing dead or diseased branches during the winter helps improve a tree’s overall health. It allows the tree to direct its energy to healthy branches, encouraging stronger growth in the spring. This tree care service also prevents the spread of decay and infection to other parts of the tree, thereby extending its lifespan and ensuring its continued vitality.
Winter is often a less busy time for tree care professionals, which can translate into more availability and potentially lower costs for homeowners. Scheduling a Vancouver tree care service with Westcoast Tree Care during the winter is an opportunity to capitalize on off-peak pricing, making it a budget-friendly choice for proactive tree maintenance.
Better Access & Less Disruption
With less foliage and ground cover during the winter, the certified arborists at Westcoast Tree Care have easier access to the trees and can work more efficiently. This results in a quicker turnaround time and less disruption to your property. Additionally, the frozen ground in winter minimizes the damage to your lawn and surrounding landscape.
Vancouver Tree Care
By taking advantage of winter deadwood removal and trimming, you’re ensuring the health and safety of your trees while enhancing the overall aesthetic and value of your property. If you need expert Vancouver tree care services this winter, Westcoast Tree Care is here to help. Contact us by filling out our online form or call 1.800.767.8733 for more information and a no-cost, no-obligation quote.