The dormant months of late fall to late winter in the Northeast give ample opportunity for property owners to have their tree canopies inspected to determine where branch or tree removal is needed. Removing large branches and trees is very dangerous and requires special tools and skills, so homeowners often hire certified arborists and tree care professionals. Below are three of the most common questions homeowners ask about branch and tree removal.
When examining plant health and determining whether branches are dead in the winter:
Branch and tree removal is required anytime there is imminent danger. But otherwise, fall to late winter is the best time for branch and tree removal. A certified arborist can give you more insight into particular types of trees and best times for branch and tree removal, because with some trees, blooming occurs on new growth and with others, blooming occurs on the previous year’s growth. A tree care service can provide skilled removal of branches.
Dormant months, during late fall through late winter, provide the best time to prune and remove dead branches. When pruning, plant health should be your number one priority. You may notice that some species of trees, like beech, birch, maple, elm, and yellowwood, “bleed” excessively with sap when cut. Though the cut and sap may cause the tree to look unsightly, the problem is temporary and causes no harm. Tree paints and wood dressings are rarely necessary and may actually slow down the natural healing process. Make a clean cut and let the tree heal on its own.
Stein Tree Service’s Certified Arborists and tree care specialists are skilled at determining tree health. They can easily determine when branch or tree removal is necessary due to tree death or disease. We strive to provide exemplary service for our residential and commercial clients in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. For information or to book a free consultation, contact us today!
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