Deadwooding In The Winter Offseason

Winter is almost here, and that means it’s time to tackle tree maintenance issues ranging from pest management to deadwooding.

If your trees are experiencing dead or diseased limbs in the winter, it is essential that you have them removed for safety and health reasons.

Remove Dead, Dying & Diseased Limbs

Deadwooding is an important part of tree maintenance that removes dead, dying, and diseased limbs. These limbs are dangerous and can also harbor unwanted pests and spread disease to other trees.

Removing these limbs helps promote the health and safety of the tree, surrounding trees, and the property. In addition, removing dead limbs also improves the trees aesthetic value.

Prevent Broken Limbs

By removing dead, dying and diseased limbs from your tree, you are also removing the risk of broken limbs due to heavy snow or ice during the winter. Keeping hazardous limbs is a risk to both lives and property, especially in the winter, as they could break off unexpectedly.

As a home or business owner, it is your responsibility to properly maintain your trees so they are healthy and safe. If your trees are experiencing heavy snow, do not shake the limbs to remove the snow.

Use A Professional

Consulting a professional tree service to deadwood the trees on your property is highly recommended. Not only are they insured, but they use the proper equipment, are professionally trained, and they will consult with you to help you determine the best course of action for your trees.

Don’t Get Caught Up In “Correct” Timing

While winter is a good time to deadwood trees, it’s important to remember not to get caught up in finding the “correct” time to deadwood.

Each tree has different needs, and in general, deadwooding can be done at any time throughout the year when performed correctly and safely except for in the spring when the tree is just beginning to leaf.

A professional tree service can help you with this.

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