Pruning is good for trees, but when is actually the best time to do it? This is a question many tree lovers think. Whether you want to remove the deadwood, remove potential tree hazards, or help new growth, you will need an arborist to help you with your tree care.
Can you prune in the fall?
Pruning during the tree’s dormancy is a natural practice. Experts advice is not to prune in the fall. But there are some trimming jobs you can do with confidence, provided that you do it with self-control and a plan.
Pruning when done right during dormancy will result in a robust burst of new growth in the spring and is perfect for growing trees fast.
Winter tree pruning
Winter pruning is advantageous since it can stop the spread of disease. However, it is also important to prune trees after the coldest weather has passed since new cuts can dry quickly during a very cold spell.
Some tree species may bleed such as Walnuts, Birches and Maple when the sap begins to flow. Consider the tree condition before pruning. Better not do any major pruning if the tree is under stress from disease or drought or not healthy enough to take the task. Wait until the tree is about to leaf to do some minor pruning.
Spring tree pruning
Some plants and trees can be pruned in the spring. With early spring bloomers like redbud and dogwood, delay pruning until after flowers fade. Consult an expert in arborist services Indooroopilly before you start pruning.