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The Benefits of Winter Pruning & Tree Removal

TJ Umb
Publication date:
January 13, 2022
Article Summary: 

The article highlights the benefits of winter tree pruning and removal. During the winter months, trees go dormant, making it less stressful for them when pruned. Winter pruning also prevents the spread of pests and diseases, as the bacteria, fungi, parasites, and insects causing these issues are either dead or dormant during this time. Moreover, winter pruning causes less damage to the property and enhances safety since the ground is frozen, reducing the impact of heavy equipment on the landscape. Winter storms and heavy snow can also cause damage, making it important to remove dead or damaged branches to ensure safety.

Additionally, winter pruning allows arborists to assess tree structure more easily, as foliage is minimal. It also leads to fewer disruptions of a tree's natural functions, as most of the carbohydrates and nutrients are stored in the roots during colder months. While winter pruning offers several advantages, spring and summer pruning serve different purposes, such as removing flower buds on spring-flowering plants and improving the overall look of the tree once it's leafed out.

The article recommends consulting an arborist to create a pruning plan based on the specific needs of the property, as proper pruning can promote tree health and create a safer environment in the long term.


Winter tree pruning, tree removal, dormancy, pests, diseases, safety, property damage, tree structure, assessment, winter storms, arborist, spring pruning, summer pruning, property health.

Source Citation: 
TJ Umb
The Benefits of Winter Pruning & Tree Removal
January 13, 2022
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