Should You Get Late-Season Tree Pruning Done On Your Trees?

Posted on: 7 December 2022

If you're late in the season and you want to get some tree pruning done, it's wise to look into all your options before moving forward. If you go into a tree pruning session too late in the season, your trees and shrubs may go into shock from the pruning. This can make it harder for the trees and shrubs to recover in the spring. If you trim them at just the right time of the late season, your trees can flourish and thrive as they go into a more dormant season, which allows them to get off to a great start come early spring. 

If you are into the late season already and unsure if you can do some tree pruning now, ask your tree service specialist. They will come and do your end-of-the-year landscaping for you and can do your tree pruning then. Or, they can do your tree pruning and shrub services in the early spring.

Should you have late-season tree pruning done on your trees and shrubs? Use this simple guide to help you make your decision.

Your trees and shrubs are in desperate need of trimming

If your trees and shrubs haven't been pruned at all in as long as you can remember, then it's time to have the trees and shrubs taken care of. This way, you can start out the spring with a beautiful landscape. If the season hasn't been met with a big frost yet, you may be able to have the trees taken care of. Otherwise, have your trees booked to get pruned in the early spring.

Your trees are in healthy repair in the first place

If your trees are already stressed and drooping, then a late-fall trim may put them into shock. If you have healthy trees, then it's wise to have them trimmed until winter sets in. A tree pruning session can make your trees even healthier and more ready to take on winter.

Your landscaping and tree specialist will be able to check out your trees before deciding if late-season trimming is right for your needs. If you want, you can have your trees trimmed a few times a year to keep them in their best condition. You will be charged either on a per-tree basis, by the hour, or by the service, whichever works out best for your tree specialist and your budget. Tree pruning can be very beneficial for your trees when done at the best time.


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.