1. Due to the threat of insects or disease, some trees should be pruned only during the dormant season. This is especially true for oaks (oak wilt disease), American elms (dutch elm disease), ash (emerald ash borer) and crabapples (bacterial fireblight).
2. Leafy plants store nutrients in their leaves, then send
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those nutrients back to the roots in the fall. Heavy pruning in the summer can rob trees of this valuable energy source.
3. Pruning in the dormant season is a special advantage when renovating overgrown shrubs. Some overgrown shrubs such as privet or forsythia can be cut flush to the ground and will re-grow into manageable, smaller shrubs the next growing season.
4. We often prune trees to create a stronger, more storm resistant structure. This is especially helpful for younger trees.
5. With leaves gone, it is much easier for a trained arborist to evaluate the structure of a tree. It is also easier to identify hazards in larger trees.
6. When large equipment is required for trimming or tree removal, frozen ground reduces the chance of damage to your lawn.
7. Pruning in the winter eliminates the potential for damage to annuals and perennnials.
If you’d like one of our certified arborists to provide you with an estimate on dormant pruning for your trees or shrubs, please call our office at (517) 703-1111 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org