Prune Trees When Dormant

The best time of year to prune most trees and shrubs is in the winter when they’re dormant.

When the sap isn’t flowing, cutting branches causes less stress to the entire tree. In winter, insects are also dormant, and less likely to invade damaged wood. And it’s easier to see what you’re cutting, too!

Take a quick walk around your property and check your trees for broken branches, branches growing near utility lines, and branches growing too close to your roof. Make a plan for safely trimming yourself, or hiring a reputable landscaping or tree service to take care of it for you.

Having someone come and trim up your trees now can prevent power outages and damage to your home, and keep your trees healthier longer. 

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