A very tall tree that has not been properly trimmed has the capacity to cause a lot of damage. But knowing when to trim your trees is important as well.
Both shrubs and trees require regular trimming to maintain their looks and health. In addition, practicing regular tree trimming can help prevent problems during inclement weather.
During a storm, weak or damaged limbs can break off and damage your home, take out power lines, or even injure someone.
High up or large branches require a professional tree trimming service for the safety of the tree and the people around it. These tasks can be extremely dangerous and can result in damage to, or even death of, the tree. A reputable company such as Aronica Plant Healthcare will have professional arborists on staff who will consult with you about which sections we can safely remove from the tree.
While professionals are definitely necessary for heavy tree work, there are a few jobs you can do on your own. As long as you do them at the right time of the year.
Evergreen Tree Trimming
You, or an Aronica specialist, can prune evergreens, non-blooming trees, and shrubs in late winter while they are fully dormant. If you require smaller shaping you can do that any time of year. For larger cuttings, waiting for winter is best.
Summer Blooming Trees
Summer blooming trees and hedges should be pruned in late winter, and spring blooming plants should be pruned right after they’re finished blooming. Otherwise, you risk losing buds they are setting for the next year, as they set immediately following their blooming cycle.
The trimming of small branches (those that can be cut with a hand lopper) or the shaping of hedges can be a year-round activity.
Most importantly, for those of us who live on Long Island, removing weakened branches—during early spring before hurricane season and late autumn before winter storm season—is important. Removing weakened branches before the whole tree suffers an injury from a summer or winter storm could be vital to the survival of the tree.
For more information or for a professional consultation with Aronica please visit our website’s contact page https://aronicaplanthealthcare.com/contact-us.php or call 631.928.9000.