To protect your landscape and property, it is important to prune your trees on a regular basis. Pruning your trees will allow for proper long term growth and ensures a beautiful landscape for years to come. When pruning a tree it is important to remove specific branches or stems that seem to be holding back the tree from proper growth. Removing these branches allows healthy and strong branches to continue growing. However, in order to get the most out of your pruning, it is best to prune your trees in the winter.
Why prune your trees in the winter?
Dead, damaged, and diseased limbs should be removed as soon as possible. However, the best time to prune your tree is during the late winter, just before the tree starts to open its buds. By pruning your trees in the winter, you are setting them up for a beautiful and thriving spring. With their diseased limbs removed, they will be able to use their resources to grow instead of attempting to rid themselves of dead and diseased limbs.
The general rule of pruning trees in the winter also holds true for most fruit trees. Apple, peach, pear, plum, and cherry trees should be pruned in the winter. Although pruning these trees in the winter may remove some of their flower buds, proper pruning will actually enhance their bloom by allowing more light to gain access to the tree. In addition, it is important to prune a fruit-bearing tree in the dormant period because otherwise the tree may get exposed to different bacterial diseases.
Proper pruning in the late winter will allow your tree to have a flourishing spring. In order to stimulate the most growth in your trees, schedule a pruning appointment as soon as possible! Contact Good Morrow Land Services today and one of our experts will be happy to assist you.