Tree Pruning for the Winter – Walt’s Tree & Stump Removal

As the fall season is now in full swing and winter is just around the corner, you will want to take the best care of your trees. As a home gardener, you should know how and when to prune your tree during the cooler months of the year so that they can thrive in the next growing season.

When To Prune Your Trees

Pruning of your trees is generally best when done during the winter. This is a common occurrence among gardening experts because, at this time, your trees are in their dormant period. The reason that tends to be the best time for pruning is that you can rid the tree of all branches that are less than perfect so that the new growth that appears in the spring will be exceptionally healthy. Of course, you should also prune anytime you spot dead, diseased, or insect-infested limbs on any trees. This will open up the airway in the tree and make way for new, healthy growth. It is also advised to use a fresh, clean pair of sharp pruning shears and make cuts in a slant.

Fall is usually not the best time to prune due to the risk of fungi that can spread throughout the tree. This can slow the healing of the branches.

For best results in the pruning of your trees, you can rely on Walt’s Tree and Stump Removal. We have a great reputation for being highly professional and for delivering excellent service.