The winter season is still in full force. And what does that bring? Cold, freezing temperatures for the Portland, Oregon area along with heavy amounts of ice and snow. Meanwhile, things tend to freeze and thaw over the next few months leaving Seattle homeowners wondering if the winter season is a good time to work on or remove trees on their property. That’s why Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following reasons winter is a great time for pruning and tree removal.
Winter Dormancy & Tree Care
A company like Westcoast Tree Care stays busy throughout the year because, during the winter, trees are in a dormant state. Dormancy is an excellent time to prune and maintain trees because there are fewer diseases and chances of developing an unwanted insect infestation in any open wounds. Additionally, clean-up is much easier because there is less foliage to remove. And with the ground frozen, there is less damage to your yard due to the use of heavy tree care equipment.
Last but not least, the use of noisy chainsaws is less bothersome due to the fact that people are more likely to be inside their homes where the noise is muffled rather than in the summer when people are enjoying the outdoors.
Winter Tree Removal
Winter storms can damage trees in such a way that they may need to be removed immediately . Westcoast Tree Care isn’t affected by the snow and can remove trees during any season. A broken tree is a dangerous hazard that needs to be addressed as soon as any damage is spotted. Removal is often warranted to reduce the potential of harm or unwanted property damage. Even more, tree removal can be done in November, December, January, February, etc.
What are some things to look out for if you suspect a tree on your property needs to be removed? Consider the following:
- Are there any vertical cracks in it?
- Do you spot any rot or fungi at the base?
- Has your tree developed a sudden lean?
- Are branches growing near power lines or rubbing against your home?
Portland Tree Care
If there’s a tree on your property that’s causing you to worry, don’t hesitate to contact the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care at 1.800.767.8733 today. We will provide you with a fast response and a no-cost, no-obligation quote for any of our tree care services in Portland, Oregon and nearby areas.