Tree Trimming Benefits During Winter Months
The fridgid temps have set in which means the lawnmowers have gone silent, the pools have all been covered and the birds have flown south. Much of our time is now spent indoors, celebrating the holidays with family & friends, watching bowl games and cheering on our beloved Philadelphia Eagles. One of the last things on our minds this time of year is yard work, especially tree trimming, that’s something that can be done when spring rolls around, right? Not so fast….there are benefits to trimming your trees during the winter months, and here’s why…
Branches Are More Visible During Winter
Without foliage in the way, the shape and structure of a tree is more visibly seen. Branches that are dead or diseased are easier to spot and remove. Likewise, branches growing contrary to the overall growth pattern of a tree can be quickly identified and pruned.
Dormant Trees & Better Protections From Disease During Winter Months
Throughout the spring & summer months trees are working hard to grow and produce, but in the winter trees become dormant, which means all activity stops. Dormancy is the perfect time for tree trimming as there are no other competing activities going on within the tree. Disease causing bacteria, fungi and insects are also dormant which decreases the likely hood of infection during the winter months.
More Vibrant Spring Growth
Tree trimming stimulates increased growth. Getting rid of dead, dying, diseased, or misshapen branches ensures that energy will not be wasted on these branches. Instead, the energy will go to healthy branches. Trimming just before spring gets trees ready for the season of most prolific growth. Trees are able to produce more abundantly and grow more vigorously after a winter trimming.
Corrin Tree & Landscape Can Help
Tree trimming in winter is beneficial for your trees, but it is not necessarily convenient for you. If you want to get the benefits of a winter tree trim without having to brave the elements, Corrin Tree & Landscape is here for you. For a free consultation call 302-753-8733 or email us at email@example.com