Tree Trimming Needs To Fulfill Before Winter Hits

Posted on: 10 October 2022

When you're close to the end of the year when the snow starts to fall, you want to make sure you've taken care of your yard. Your trees require tree trimming either in early spring before they start to bloom and blossom or very late fall when they have dropped all their fruit or as their limbs start to shed leaves. Often, homeowners use both times of the year to take care of their tree trimming needs so they can stay on top of them.

Your tree trimming needs have to be taken care of before the weather turns and the snow hits to avoid shocking your trees and putting them through lots of stress. Here are the ones to consider with your tree pruning specialist.

Cutting back of fruit tree limbs

You want to cut back all your fruit trees after you have harvested all the fruit. The tree trimming of your fruit trees will help them stay nice and taken care of during the winter so they can begin producing healthy blooms in the spring. Overgrown trees will produce weak-tasting or very small fruit in the future because too many branches and blossoms have to be taken care of. Cut your trees way back in the late fall before winter hits and you can enjoy tastier, bigger fruit from a better-looking and healthier tree next year.

Cutting back of shade tree limbs

Any limbs that hang out very far or low on your shade and decorative trees have to be pruned back by your tree trimming specialist. Your branches otherwise will get weighed down by future snow and ice and risk breaking and falling on someone or something. Your tree trimming expert will point out branches that need to be removed or cut back for the benefit of your trees and the safety of your family.

Removing dead or dying trees

A tree that is dead or struggling will likely not make it through the winter, or at the very least, have a very hard time getting through it and will come out worse for wear in the end. Have your tree trimming specialist remove the dead or dying parts of trees or take out these trees entirely for the safety of your landscape. If a tree is entirely dead or actively dying, have your tree trimming specialist remove the whole tree and then use a stump grinder to remove the stump left behind. This is the best way to prepare your yard for the upcoming colder weather.  

Contact a professional for more information about tree trimming


Keeping Your Trees Healthy

About a year ago, I realized that our front trees were starting to look a little funny. Some of the leaves were wilted, but we weren't anywhere near autumn. The bark on the trunk also seemed to be rotting away, which was frustrating and disappointing. Fortunately, a friend of mine told me to call a professional arborist for help. He came out, inspected the trees, and injected some special pesticides into the trunk. Within a few months, they started to look a lot better. Our arborist also trimmed our trees to reduce the weight load on the branches and to improve their shape. Check out this blog for information about tree trimming.