What are the benefits of pruning in late fall or winter?
Dormant pruning promotes trees' current health and sustains future tree growth.
And even better, dormant pruning saves time and money by helping with disease management.
"There's less bacterium around in winter. By trimming trees in winter, the cuts are also less likely to attract bugs that could carry diseases," Parker explains. "That's a big plus this year with so many destructive pests and diseases out there, like bark beetles and oak wilt."
Plus, when arborists trim your trees in winter, you get to watch them bound from limb to limb. It really is something to see.
By Susan Martin for Proven Winners,
Photographs courtesy of Proven Winners
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