Pruning in the winter months provides so many benefits from appearance to safer and healthier trees. Pruning dead branches from storms and disease and insects and even people promotes longevity and overall tree health.
Pruning of trees can be completed any time of the year depending on the type of tree, but winter is the best time especially late winter. The pruning also is the same for shrubs. Below are some the benefits of winter pruning:
- Between growing seasons
- Better visibility
- Better access
Trees should be inspected yearly for disease and death of branches. Trees should be inspected by a professional arborist for proper diagnostics to ensure proper repair to the tree. Tree disease can be anything from insects to fungi and some of these can only be diagnosed by a professional arborist.