Why It's Best To Have Trees Trimmed Before A Hard Winter


Winter is just around the bend, and there's a good chance it is going to be a long and hard one. You might be going through your home and yard, making changes to prepare for the upcoming cold, snow, and ice. As you work through this process, make sure you do not forget to pay attention to your trees. When there is a hard winter coming up, it is wise to prepare your trees by having them trimmed. Here's why that's such a good idea.

The tree care service can remove fragile branches.

If your trees have any branches that are fragile or already starting to crack, the tree care service can trim them away before winter's arrival. If they do not do this, then there is a good chance those branches will break off on their own, either during a windy storm or when they get covered in ice and snow. When the branches break off on their own, they can get blown into windows and cars, or they can land on fragile items below. It's much safer to have a tree care service remove them and stack them in a safe place.

The tree care service can remove crossed branches that might trap too much snow.

When a tree's branches have ample space between them, snow tends to tumble between them instead of getting caught on top of them. On the other hand, if your tree has a lot of branches that cross one another and rub together, snow will likely get caught on those branches in big clumps. This could cause the branches to break. It could also set up a situation where big chunks of snow and ice later fall from the tree and injure someone. Trimming can prevent these situations.

The tree will come back stronger in the spring.

The harder the winter is, the harder your tree will have to work to keep all of its growth alive. A good trim can ensure it's not working to support dead, decaying, or unhealthy branches. When spring comes, the tree will have more resources left to put into new leaves and blossoms.

Having your trees trimmed is a good way to prepare for winter. Generally, this is best to do once the tree has lost all of its leaves and has entered a dormant state. A tree care service can help you decide on the best timing.

Contact a company like Diven Tree Services to learn more. 


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