Pruning trees during dormant season is an ideal time due to inactive growth and low temperatures. Dormant pruning helps trees and shrubs endure damage from severe winter weather, beginning the process for healthy growth in the spring. When it comes to the health of your trees and shrubs, the best time to consider pruning is late fall through the winter.
Trees pruned during dormant-season are less susceptible to disease and insects.
Fresh pruning cuts and bruises generally heal faster during dormant season and are also less likely to attract disease-carrying insects. Pruning during the infectious spring and summer seasons carries the risk of spreading disease to trees. In warmer seasons, for example, pruning cuts lure fungus-spreading beetles. If there is disease or damage already present, it’s also more visible because the trees are bare from losing their leaves.
Dormant pruning saves time and money.
Our professional pruning team values time-efficient pruning solutions as much as our customers. When dormant season arrives, we have optimal access to trees that need pruning. Limbs are lighter and easier to handle, and leafless tree structures are easier to see. Since branching patterns are most visible in the winter, the core of the tree or shrub can be pruned to maintain an optimal form.
Winterizing plants allows for better new growth.
Trees are healthiest when maintained during dormant season before the new growth begins next spring. Pruning after the onset of new growth can limit the plant’s bloom potential for the year. Dormant pruning aids in allowing for less stress on trees and for robust new growth in plants that bloom in the spring and summer.
Small investments in your trees and shrubs makes a big difference. Dormant pruning pays off when spring rolls around. By working with our customers to maintain healthy trees and shrubs, we are committed to providing consistent pruning services during the optimal dormant period.