Colder weather brings many things with it. For those of us who have trees, we get to rake the leaves and bag them up for disposal. However, there’s important long-term tree-care tasks we have to consider, as well. Primary among them are tree cutting services that are so important to enhancing the overall health of your trees, such as tree trimming and pruning.

Many experts will tell you that pruning in the fall is contraindicated, due to fungus that can settle in and rot your trees. In fact, it’s a good practice to not even mess with pruning in the fall. That way you’re not putting your trees at risk at all. Additionally, trees tend to heal slower in the fall, leaving them exposed to disease or rotting for a longer time. A sick or rotted tree can be an expensive and complex undertaking. Certainly, exceptions can be made when a tree’s health is already at risk. We simply need to evaluate the risk versus the reward on a case by case basis.

There is good news though for those of you who need your trees trimmed this year, though. Soon we’ll enter the winter season, which is time to start thinking about pruning those trees. Regardless of whether you need a tree service or if you have a smaller tree and you are just going to take care of that yourself, then there are a few things you will want to consider.

Winter time, when trees enter dormancy is the optimum and most common time for pruning. It is generally accepted to wait until the coldest part of the winter is over before you start to prune. Soon it will be time to get those pruning shears out or contact the experts at Quality Tree Services. Make sure you take advantage of our 20% off any job over $500.