The branches are most visible in winter However, somehow, winter is the easiest time to prune trees. Without foliage on the way, the shape and structure of the tree are seen more clearly. Sick or dead branches are easier to detect and remove. The end of winter is a great time to prune, contain or rejuvenate overgrown shrubs and trees.
Any branches cut during the winter will be able to recover quickly in spring with new growth. This will also minimize the amount of time you spend looking at a plant that looks like a bunch of sticks after rejuvenation pruning. Winter is the best time of year to cut down trees, because most plants are dormant in the coldest months of the year. During its dormant period, the growth of a tree slows down, consumes less energy and stops generating food.
The process looks a lot like hibernation. Pruning during dormancy (called “idle pruning”) has several benefits, both for your trees and for you. This allows us to determine whether pruning is necessary or not to keep your trees safe and looking their best. But the fact is that winter may be the best time to remove or prune trees with optimal efficiency.
If you are worried that your trees will look too manicured, it is also possible to do light pruning without taking away their natural beauty. And of course, dead, damaged or sick branches and trees should always be removed when you first notice them, regardless of the time of year. Idle pruning makes them safer and can also rejuvenate weaker trees by removing dead and diseased wood. If you want to see the tree or shrub bloom in early spring, it is best to delay pruning until just after it has finished blooming.
You may have heard that trees are cheaper to remove in winter or that summer will always be the most expensive time to remove them. Using the latest technology, Wachtel Tree Science can remove almost any tree safely and efficiently. Dead and diseased branches must first be removed, unless they are an integral part of the structure of the tree. Even if the branches are not bare, like in pine trees, frozen soil helps other plants in your garden stay in place.