Taking care of large mature trees is no easy task. The trees need attention throughout the year and some of the work they need done is better served if a professional takes care of it. There are very specific times of year that you should prune down your trees and plants and if you do the pruning during these times you will have healthier trees. The pruning process will eliminate branches and sections that are dead or broken that could be causing the nutrients to be wasted away. It also will allow the tree and plant to have the optimal opportunity to grow the next season.
Milam’s Tree Service has prepared the best times of year to prune and why.
Tree Pruning & Trimming in Winter: The most important time of year that you need to prune your trees and plants is when the winter starts in. You don’t want to start to early because you really want to be sure that your plants are dormant when the pruning is done. This is the time of year that most people know to prune. When you prune during the winter it means that your trees and plants are ready for a nice full bloom when the spring comes back. The pruning is what will leave the trees and plants healthy if it is done right. If you are not sure how to prune your types of trees make sure that you hire a professional company so you don’t end up killing off your trees.
Tree Trimming & Pruning in Summer: This part of the year is more for shaping the trees and plants. This is when you can take time to remove branches that are growing the wrong way and maybe not where you want it. You can also prune to keep the tree or plant the size that you want instead of letting it grow enormous. This is a good idea for trees that are in a front yard so that they don’t take over the entire yard. When you prune the trees and plants in the spring you are letting it have more nutrients to grow flowers and leaves and look fuller and more beautiful.
Tree Pruning & Trimming in Fall: One season that you never want to prune is during the fall. This time of year has still not seen the coldest part and fungi tend to spread more abundantly during this season. You want to wait for the two seasons listed above to prune your trees.