Chippers Tree Service has been providing tree pruning services in Dallas for many years and we know the importance of having your trees regularly pruned. You wouldn’t let your hair grow wild without a trim would you? It would become annoying and probably a visibility hazard at some point, trees are no different.
Tree trimming and pruning can seem like a daunting task, but there are many benefits to trimming and taking excellent care of your trees. The type of care you trees need may depend on the specie and where it’s at in the cycle of life.
While trees of the coniferous variety stay green all year round, deciduous trees have leaves that change during different seasons and re-grow as the seasons change.
The ultimate guide for tree pruning and trimming:
Spring pruning is around the corner
Spring is arguably one of the best times to inspect trees for trimming and pruning needs. In the early parts of the season, as buds start to come out more fully, it’s easier to spot branches that are dying or are dead. Sap has begun to rise in the tree and getting rid of excess growth and dead limbs will promote new and healthy growth in the rest of the tree.
Summertime tree pruning and trimming
Summer is a hard month for trimming and pruning because the foliage is at its most dense stage. If you notice hanging or dropping limbs, those can be removed. Take care if you are able to do the job on your own, but larger and more mature trees will require the hand of a professional with years of experience in tree trimming and pruning.
Large trees may require professional assistance with tree trimming services that may require a crane to safely hold and lower larger branches. One exception for tree pruning in the summer months is that certain types of spring flowering species can get another round of lower branches after the pruning is completed. Trees that produce a lot of sap may also be best trimmed during the summer months to avoid dealing with a sticky mess.
Fall & winter tree pruning and trimming
Fall and winter tree trimming and pruning is best done after the coldest part of the season if you can help it. While the branches are the most exposed during that time of the year, it will be easier to see if you have any growth problems and is smart to address them right away before spring and summer come around. The one downside is that dead branches or potentially dead branches will be much harder to spot without the telltale signs of growth.
When it comes to tree pruning and trimming, remember that not all trees are created equal and not all pruning and trimming methods work for all trees.
Newly planted trees may need to be pruned every year to obtain proper form and strength. Whereas, older mature trees may only need to be pruned and trimmed every few years. There are also right and wrong ways for pruning and trimming a tree.
Chippers Tree Service is the leading provider of tree pruning and trimming in the Dallas & Fort Worth area – find out why and call today for your free estimate!