Why Does the Dormant Season Matter?

Why Does the Dormant Season Matter?

With fall upon us and winter on its way, dormant pruning is the hot tree care topic this time of year. In the icy, snowy, freezing winter months, your trees stop growing, but that doesn’t mean all plant health care should wait until spring.

On our latest edition of “Talking Trees,” ISA certified arborist Jim Houston explains why the dormant season is a great time to prune your trees. Check out the entire video and all of our “Talking Trees” segments here

Here are some benefits of dormant pruning:

  •          Less intrusive. Dormant pruning leaves much less impact to the landscape during the winter months.
  •          Precision pruning. The arborist has a clearer vision of any diseases and what needs to be removed when he or she can see what is referred to as the dormant bud.
  •          Disease control.  There are certain trees that cannot be pruned unless they are dormant because of disease management.
  •          Storm readiness. Since arborists get into the trees with no leaves, they can see what the tree looks like without any added weight. It gives a good picture of how the tree will handle high winds when storms come through.
  •          Improved healings. There are many wounds that need to heal after pruning. Springtime is the best time of year to heal.

Pruning is not always an easy task. That’s why we are here to help!  Contact your local, professionally trained Davey arborist to assist you with your dormant pruning needs. 

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