While the weather is still unpredictable, preventative tree care is important during every season. Pruning during the early spring when the buds have yet to open and your trees are still in a state of hibernation provides numerous benefits. By being proactive and pruning trees during the early spring, residents in Beaverton, Oregon can help maintain the health, appearance, and safety of their trees for the long term. That’s why Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following benefits of early spring pruning.
During the early spring, foliage isn’t an issue. A certified arborist will have a clearer picture of what branches need to be removed and which areas are diseased or problematic. Since the branch structure is easier to see while a tree is dormant, a certified arborist can perform structural pruning as needed while making more precise cuts.
During the early spring, when it’s still not quite warm outside, a certified arborist won’t have to worry about disturbing nearby neighbors or the surrounding landscape. This provides for a less intrusive service while reducing the overall impact to your property.
During the growing season, fresh cuts are more vulnerable to unwanted insects, disease or fungi. Pruning during the early spring season will protect your trees from the spread of disease and make them less vulnerable during the summer and fall months when insects are more active.
Faster Healing Process
When a tree is pruned, it is actually wounded. Like any living creature, trees need adequate time to heal their wounds and bounce back. During the early spring season, when trees are still at rest, they have a better opportunity to heal. Pruning trees before the growing season will reduce the amount of stress a tree undergoes while allowing for more robust growth during the warm months ahead.
Without dense foliage in the way, a certified arborist can get a better picture of a tree’s storm readiness, meaning how well it will handle during extreme weather. By removing weak and vulnerable branches a certified arborist will ensure a tree’s structural strength to withstand severe weather, especially during heavy rainfall and high winds.
Save Time and Money
Early spring pruning is generally more efficient than pruning during the summer or fall months. Bare limbs allow for better access to trees, which will take a certified arborist less time to prune. Bare branches are also much lighter than those with heavy foliage, which will make them easier to handle and clean up with less potential for damage.
Westcoast Tree Care
At Westcoast Tree Care, nothing is more important to us than the health and prosperity of your trees. That’s why we offer early spring pruning as one of our preventative tree care services. If you would like more information, contact us at 1.800.767.8733. Our certified arborist will take the time to assess the health and stability of every tree on your property and provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation quote.