Winter is a great time for cabling and pruning your trees because we can clearly see the skeleton of the tree. The way a tree grows is dependent upon its surrounding environment. A tree that is shaded by a fixture to its right may start growing lopsided to the left in order to receive enough sunlight. While the tree is otherwise healthy, it can become threatened by harsh winter weather due to its abnormal shape. Tree cabling and bracing is a practice used to assist healthy, misshapen trees withstand snow, ice, and heavy wind. Our professional arborists are experts at identifying the weak areas of a tree. We do this by examining the overall structure of the limbs and the bark of the tree. We install the proper cabling and bracing once we identify problem areas. Maintenance following tree cable and brace installation is minimal, but we will need to routinely inspect the hardware.
There are many benefits of having your trees pruned in the winter. Once the leaves have dropped, it’s much easier to assess the structure and determine what needs to be pruned. In addition, it’s far less likely to spread tree disease during the winter since the bacteria, fungus, and pests are either dormant or dead. For large pruning jobs, it’s much easier to get our equipment over winter’s solid ground. This makes the work quick and efficient, saving you time and money. Have your trees and shrubs pruned this winter and enjoy more beautiful, luscious springtime blooms!