Trees Are Headed into Dormancy

November will soon be drawing to a close, which means leaves will begin to drop, and plants will go into dormancy; think of it as their hibernation time. This being the case, it would be wise to have a Certified Arborist, competent in structural tree pruning and risk assessments, evaluate your trees. As your trees’ growth slows down, we can correct growth patterns by reducing co-dominant stems and identifying weaknesses in the canopy.

Other benefits of dormant pruning include:

  • Vibrant new growth – Pruning during trees’ dormancy makes way for lively new growth during springtime.
  • Visibility – By late fall, most trees have shed most (if not all) of their leaves, so it’s much easier to view trees as well as identify mistletoe and dead or diseased branches.
  • Plant Pest & Environmental Conditions – The pressure for insects and diseases is at its lowest during this time.

If you’re interested in having your trees professionally pruned, allow our Certified Arborist to evaluate them and provide recommendations for pruning and structural support management. If you’ve got fruit-bearing trees on your property, it’s best to wait until the wintertime to prune them, for this is the best time to do so.