It’s still winter, and with winter comes bitter cold, winds, snow, and ice. All of these things are bad for your trees, especially if they have damaged or broken limbs. Broken or damaged limbs are bad for the trees health and a potential threat to your property and family. What are you waiting for?
It’s Good for The Tree’s Health
The first of the benefits of pruning your trees in winter is that it’s good for the tree’s health. Pruning in winter allows you to easily identify and remove damaged, or diseased limbs while the tree is dormant, stopping the disease from spreading and reducing the strain of limb removal on the tree. Pruning in winter is also beneficial to the tree’s revival in spring. During the winter, after your tree loses its leaves, it stores its energy in its roots. When spring comes it uses this energy to grow buds of leaves and flowers for the spring and summer. Pruning dead, diseased, weak, or unnecessary limbs means that more of the energy goes to budding and growth on healthy limbs. This promotes the tree’s health and ensures beautiful and vibrant growth in the spring.
It Help Keeps your Property and Family Safe
The next of the benefits of pruning your trees in winter is that it helps keep your property and family safe. Limbs that are diseased, rotten, weak, or partially broken represent a falling hazard that can damage any property or people it falls on, and is at the highest risk of falling in winter. The combination of snow, ice, cold, and high winds make winter the most likely time for limbs to break off and fall. So removing dangerous limbs in winter helps keep your property and family safer. Other limbs that present a danger are limbs that directly overhang your house, extremely long limbs, and limbs that unbalance the tree. All of these should also be pruned during the winter to prevent them from potentially falling off the tree and damaging your property, or to stop them from causing the entire tree to fall over.
It’s the Easiest Time of Year to Do it
The final of the benefits of pruning your trees in winter is that it’s the easiest time of the year to do it. It’s hard to underestimate how much easier pruning without leaves in the way is. Without leaves in the way it’s easier to identify diseased limbs. Without leaves in the way you can more clearly see mold, fungus, and damage from insects. Without leaves in the way it’s easier to make sure your cutting the right tree limb. And finally without leaves in the way it’s simply much easier to maneuver your pruning equipment to actually do the work.
Need Help With Pruning Your Trees In Winter?
Call Lehnhoff’s Landscaping. Our landscaping professionals have years of experience and access to the latest landscaping tools and styles. We know exactly what plants need pruning and what should be left alone, and we know how to prune with minimal impact on plant health. Our maintenance plans and planting services will ensure that no matter what time of year it is, your property will be stunning. If you have any more questions about winter pruning in Baltimore, contact Lehnhoff’s Landscaping by Calling 443.921.5789 or visit LehnoffsLandscaping.com today!