Pruning is the most important maintenance aspect of tree care. The late dormant season is the best time for most pruning. Winter dormant pruning which is done shortly before spring growth, leaves fresh wounds exposed for only a short time period before the wound healing process begins.
Winter dormant pruning of trees and shrubs offers several advantages over pruning during the growing season.
Advantages of Winter Dormant Pruning
- Deciduous plants are leaf free, allowing for more accurate pruning and reduced cleanup times.
- Thinning the canopy and removing dead wood reduces storm damage potential.
- Insects and disease spores are inactive during the winter, reducing the chance for infestation.
- Rejuvenation and clearance pruning can be preformed with minimal risk of promoting sucker growth.
Call today to schedule your winter dormant pruning. When you call the experts at Berns Landscaping, you can be sure that a professional Michigan Arborist will arrive to do the job. Unable to call? Fill out our online request form and we will get back to you at your convenience.
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