While it will soon be snowing, the trees on your property need to be taken care of during the winter. Pruning during the dormant season when trees are in hibernation provides them with a wide variety of benefits. Having them adequately pruned during the correct time of year is an essential component of preserving their health. Through preventative tree care during winter, residents of Pullman, Washington, can help maintain the health, appearance, and safety of their trees in the long run.
That’s why Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following list of reasons why winter tree pruning is so important.
The Benefits Of Winter Pruning
A Clearer Picture
During the winter, foliage isn’t an issue. A certified arborist will have a clearer picture of what areas of a tree need to be removed and which ones are diseased or problematic. Since the pattern of branches is easier to spot in the winter, an arborist can easily perform structural pruning and make more precise cuts.
Since people are generally inside during the winter months, a certified arborist won’t have to worry about disturbing nearby neighbors. Furthermore, since vegetation isn’t in bloom, you won’t have to worry about the overall impact to your lawn and property.
During the summer months, fresh cuts are much more vulnerable to insects and disease, which can harm a tree. Pruning during the winter protects your tree from the spread of disease, making it less vulnerable to attack once spring arrives and insect activity increases.
When a tree is pruned, it’s being wounded. Like all living things, trees need proper time to heal and recover from their wounds. Winter is the best time for trees to heal when they are dormant. Pruning trees before spring arrives reduces the amount of stress they undergo and allows for more robust growth when temperatures heat back up.
Without dense leaves in the way, an arborist can get a better picture of how a tree will handle extreme weather. During the winter, a certified arborist can remove weak, vulnerable branches, thus increasing a trees structural integrity to withstand severe wind, snow, rain.
Save Time & Money
Winter pruning is generally more efficient than pruning during other seasons. Bare branches allow for better access to a tree, which takes less time to prune. Bare branches are also much lighter and easier to clean up without all the foliage, which makes them easier to handle while keeping your property clear.
Preventative Tree Care
The trees on your property take care of you by providing shade, oxygen, and aesthetic beauty. Say thank you by giving the preventative tree care they need. Proper pruning by a certified arborist paves the way for healthy growth in the spring, giving your trees the best chance to thrive.
For more information on winter tree pruning or to get a no-cost, no-obligation quote, contact the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree care by filling out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 today.