When old man winter bares your trees naked, consider this the best time to prune and trim your trees.  When spring arrives, your trees will be shaped and ready to go for new growth and blooms.  It is important to know when and why it is best the trim your trees in the winter, so Green Bay Tree Service wrote this short article detailing information about why winter is the best time of the year to give your trees a haircut.

When is the best time of the year to trim your trees?

Pruning and trimming your trees in winter is always the best season for this job.  Why?  Because trees are dormant this time of year making for a less stressful situation as you trim or prune them.  Conversely, trimming and pruning the spring or summer could affect growth and blooms.  Further, the winter months allow trimming and pruning efforts to be less impactful on your lawn and surrounding landscape – yet another benefit.  Remember, each tree and tree species is different, but a good rule of thumb is that your trees should be pruned or trimmed every 3 to 5 years.

Why is the winter months the best time?

Again, winter is best because your trees are dormant and are not growing.  This hibernation with the colder weather allows for a great environment in which to trim and prune.  Also despite no leaves or canopy, skilled arborists can more easily see dead branches, shapes, and overall patterns in which trees can be best pruned or trimmed.  Refer to our trimming and pruning service page for more detailed information on the proper cutting techniques.

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