4 Tips For Winter Care And Pruning That Will Ensure Your Trees Stay Healthy All Year

Posted on: 11 September 2018

With autumn here, it is important to do the right tree care and pruning for the winter months. You want to start with pruning during the late autumn months, and continue with care through the cold winter. Just like the summer droughts, winter can also bring dry weather and freezing conditions that damage trees. Here are some tips that will help you do winter care and pruning for trees that stay healthy all year:

1. Trimming Trees When the Risk for Damage Is the Least

During the fall and winter months, you want to trim trees to ensure the damage is as little as possible. It is also important to consider the time when you prune trees and other plants in your landscaping. During the early fall months, trees and landscaping plants are vulnerable to fungus and disease. Therefore, you want to wait until the later fall months but before the first frost to do trimming and pruning to trees in your landscaping.  

2. Protecting Trees from Common Causes of Freeze Damage

There are so many common causes of freeze damage during the winter months. You want to ensure that your trees are protected from freezing and winter weather. A good way to do this is to ensure that they have plenty of water during the mid and late fall months. You may also want to add insulation to the base of root systems with hay and other ground covering.

3. Dealing with Dry Winter Conditions and Ensuring Trees Have Water

Dry winter conditions can cause serious damage to trees, and be just as detrimental to trees' health as summer drought. This means that you want to ensure your trees get plenty of water during the winter months, but you also want to make sure that you do not water trees when there is a danger of overnight freezing that can cause serious damage.

4. Dealing with Tree Damage, Emergency Care, and Occasional Tree Removal

There are tree damage emergencies and care that needs to be done to your trees throughout the year. During autumn months, you want to do any emergency care, as well as remove trees that have been damaged by insect infestation and disease. It is a good idea to talk to a professional arborist about the condition of trees and whether treatment is possible, or if removal is needed.

These are some tips that help with winter tree care and pruning to keep your trees healthy. If you need help with tree care or removal, contact an arborist service to ensure the trees in your landscaping stay healthy all year.