According to the Farmers Almanac and other extended forecasts, the Pennsylvania and Delaware area is due for a cold and snowy winter season. While such snow-filled promises are great news for outdoor enthusiasts, such predictions are less cheery for those of us who have beloved older trees or newer transplants to take care of. Old and young growths will need some care if they are to survive winter and thrive in the spring. One key part of this tree care involves timely tree trimming and pruning in Wilmington, DE.
The late fall and early winter months are considered the start of the dormant season for trees. The dormant season is when tree growth is temporarily slowed down as the plant prepares for the long winter without leaves that perform important life-generating activities. Most experts agree that the ideal time for tree trimming and pruning is during this dormant stage. The following is a quick look at some of the key reasons that we recommend such timely tree trimming:
Reasons to Trim & Prune Trees in Late Fall
Support Disease Management
Many common tree diseases are carried and spread by insects that are more prevalent during warmer weather months. When you trim and prune during the winter, you are much less likely to attract those insects and their diseases. Pruning your tree before winter also makes it easier to spot the early warning signs of certain diseases; the arborist might note some of those signs, which are more apparent on bare trees.
Promote Tree Health Through the Winter and into Spring
Late fall trimming and pruning in Wilmington, DE involves getting rid of weak, damaged and brittle branches that are at risk of falling and potentially damaging the tree or your property in a storm. Homeowners who have large branches overhanging their home, garage, deck, or other structures and walkways should ask specifically about late fall trimming and pruning to clear dangerous limbs out in order to protect themselves and their property.
Reduce Leaf Clean-up
If you hate raking your property every other week in the fall, now is a great time to call the professional arborists at Stein Tree Service. Our team will carefully and cleanly take out problem branches and thin trees to improve overall health, with the added benefit of reducing your late fall leaf clean up. Trimming before all of the leaves fall is also beneficial for reducing gutter build up where limbs overhang your Wilmington area home.
Stein Tree Offers Trimming and Pruning in Wilmington DE and Surrounding Areas
Stein Tree Service offers skilled tree care in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. For more information about tree trimming and pruning in Wilmington, DE, or to receive an estimate from experienced certified arborists for your property, contact us today.