Winter is approaching, and this is the perfect time of year for pruning and trimming back trees. As the most reputable provider of tree pruning in Virginia Beach, we’ve created this post to explain why it’s so important to take care of the trees surrounding your home before the cold weather arrives.

When to Trim of Prune

It’s crucial that any trimming or pruning (other than the emergency removal of branches) be completed in late fall, during the dormant season. During this period, trees are less susceptible to any damage that can result from pruning. Just like other living creatures, trees can suffer stress, and branch removal can cause damage to their structure.

However, when the tree is dormant, less sap is lost, and insects or fungi are less likely to harm the tree. Specific species require different approaches and more precise timing for pruning. If in doubt, contact a member of our team rather than risking your safety and that of the tree.

Protect Tree Structure and Growth

Pruning a tree can help to influence how the tree grows. With professional pruning, a tree can be carefully coaxed to grow into a position that is ideal for its structural integrity. Maintaining proper structure helps to decrease the risk of falling branches and broken limbs.

Properly pruned trees will not have improper weight distribution and compromising branch structures that could lead to disaster as the tree ages. Structural pruning also improves the general look of the tree. Therefore, if aesthetics are important to you, we recommend scheduling professional trimming and pruning services now.

Less Is More

It’s vital to remember not to prune too many branches off a tree. In general, the smallest amount possible should be removed until the desired results are achieved. People should never trim away more than ¼ of the crown of a tree, as most of the leaves are located here, and these are a critical energy source.

Trees can be fatally damaged if they are pruned too quickly and lose too many branches. That’s why we recommend working with professional arborists; we get the job completed safely and efficiently first time around.

For more information, or to schedule tree pruning services in Chesapeake, contact a member of our team today.

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