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Trim Your Trees & Shrubs this Winter

October 27, 2020, 12:37 pm | Lawn & Tree Care

Did your plantings grow and flourish over the summer? Depending on the types of trees and shrubs in your yard, it may be a good time to evaluate their shape and size and consider pruning.

While dead, damaged branches can be removed at any time of year, many non-flowering trees benefit from pruning during winter. The best time to prune is after leaves have fallen and the trees become dormant, which typically happens in November. The lack of leaves helps to easily identify problem limbs and branches, and it will encourage new growth when the weather begins to warm up in the spring.

Tree and shrub pruning prevents branches from creeping over sidewalks and getting damaged (or causing damage) during storms. It also improves the shape and health of your plants so they maintain their strength and don’t weaken over time. 

Late fall and early winter pruning is ideal for trees with dead limbs, newly planted trees and shrubs, perennials with disease issues, ornamental trees, and plants prone to slugs. 

Not sure if your trees should be pruned now or later? Contact us and we’d be happy to help! Learn more about our tree and shrub care services here.

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