There are several debates among local tree cutting professionals about the best season to prune or cut trees. We believe and the majority agrees that spring is the best season and fall is the worst season for you to undertake tree cutting service in DFW area. There are several reasons for this as explained below.
Trees Are Healthier During Spring
Winter is a hibernation setting for most trees. They are focusing all their energy on the roots during the colder months. Any cuts you make during fall or winters may not heal in time. However, this really depends on a tree to tree basis. So, don’t hesitate to call us or any other professional tree care expert if you believe your tree requires pruning.
Summers are when trees are in their full bloom. New buds that appeared during spring are in full maturity and cutting away branches now will only diminish the glory of your tree. Early spring is considered the best time because the tree is awakening and new growth is just starting. Any cuts you make will heal well in time for foliage to cover it.
Also, pest and disease causing insects are not rampant during this time. Your tree will have enough time to close wounds before any damage is done.
While you should always get professionals to take care of major pruning and trimmings, there are a few tasks you can undertake on your own. Make sure you stay clear of major branches. These tips should help you prune your trees effectively without damaging or harming them:
- Avoid pruning when the ground is wet or the air is damp. Whenever you prune, you are opening wounds in your tree. Sometimes, the tree is unable to close these wounds when it’s damp. You are potentially leaving your tree open to bacterial infection.
- Always remove sickly, decayed, or dead branches from the tree. Make sure you make the cut between the sickly branch and the body of the tree. It is best to make a downward cut that is as narrow as possible.
- Use high quality pruning shears to make clean and precise cuts. Wait for the professionals if you don’t have the right equipment. We will take care of your trees in the best possible way.
- Try to get close to the main stem when removing branches completely. Make sure you cut along the same angle as the branch collar. This will help promote new growth and will not cause that side of the tree to become dormant.
Whenever you are in doubt, don’t hesitate to call local tree cutting professionals. We can check your tree and recommend the best approach to take. Pruning is an important part of maintenance and you need to make sure it is done right.