The cold season is upon us again, so you must ensure everything on your property is in tip-top condition. While many homeowners focus on plumbing and heating, it is important to remember your trees. While the common misconception is that winter is not ideal for tree maintenance, the Southern Star Tree differs from this notion.
On the contrary, it is the best time for tree trimming and other maintenance activities because plants are dormant this year. The cold temperatures reduce the damage to your trees, preserving them for active spring growth and ensuring they are in tip-top condition throughout the year. Here are reasons you should hire a tree care company for winter maintenance.
Deciduous trees usually shed their leaves as winter approaches, making the tree structure more visible. You don’t have to worry about cutting the wrong limb or failing to see areas that need maintenance because of thick foliage. Winter is a perfect time, as it allows for enhanced visibility, reducing the risk of injuries for you and the tree. We recommend hiring a reputable tree service to ensure everything is done professionally, promoting a healthier backyard.
As mentioned, most trees shed their leaves during the winter, allowing better access and visibility to be damaged or dead limbs. If you don’t hire a tree service for help, you risk significant property damage or injuries when branches fall during a storm, strong winds, or snow. The last thing you want is a huge branch falling on your roof or vehicle. Working with a tree care company ensures dead or dying branches are removed before wreaking havoc on your premises.
Tree trimming in the winter reduces stress caused by injuries inflicted on the tree during maintenance. This prepares the tree for the growth response in spring, ensuring it gets sufficient moisture, nutrients, and light during dormancy. If you delay tree care, you risk pruning when the risk of insect infestation and diseases is high. You can avoid such issues by scheduling routine inspections with a trusted tree care company for professional services and guidance.
Although tree maintenance is usually preferred in the summer when the weather is warm, pruning is an entirely different issue. The tree is not dormant this time of year, and the wounds inflicted on the tree increase the risk of pests, insects, fungi, and bacteria. However, most of these disease-causing agents hibernate in the winter, allowing your trees to heal before warm weather returns. If you have fruit trees, pruning should be conducted over winter to maximize fruit production when the temperature is right.
Pruning has many benefits during winter, but not all trees need trimming in the cold weather. Working with a certified arborist is critical to ensure you provide the tree care. Contact us at Southern Star Tree and schedule a consultation with our representatives. We provide exceptional tree care services at pocket-friendly rates.