The weather in Canada can be extremely harsh and unforgiving, as a gardener, you need to have a fall tree care plan if you want your trees to get through the winter unscathed. Tree pruning service is an important part of your fall tree care and can help your trees make it through the harsh winter.
Prune the Deadwood
Dead, dying, and diseased trees or branches can pose a serious risk to both you and your property. These limbs can break off and get blown around during harsh winter storms and it is essential to prune your trees and remove the deadwood before the weather turns nasty. It is easier to prune trees once the leaves have begun to drop because you can get a good look at the structure of the tree to identify dead or dying branches. After you have removed the deadwood, look for branches that are growing in the wrong direction and remove any that are hanging down or growing vertically. If you see two branches overhanging each other, remove the one that is least desirable to the overall tree structure. Pruning that is completed in the fall will ensure a more stable tree structure and better growth in the spring.
Fall Pruning Tips
The best advice is to hire a professional tree pruning service as you know that they will do the job properly but if you insist on doing it yourself or if you are interested in pruning then do yourself (and your trees) a favour and learn how to prune correctly.
Other Fall Jobs
To help your trees remain healthy during the winter, you need to apply a slow-release fertilizer during the fall to ensure that your trees have all the nutrients they need to remain strong and cope with the threat of diseases, stress, and pests when the weather turns nasty.
Call the Professional
Small trees are not difficult to prune if you know what you want to achieve and have some experience. It is easy to remove those wayward twigs and water sprouts with a good pair of pruners. If you have a rudimentary knowledge of plant growth you will be able to master basic pruning skills but pruning large trees is more demanding. You need the right equipment to work high up in the tree canopy and cut out big branches. Unless you are an experienced arborist, you really should leave the pruning of large trees to an expert tree pruning service .
Good pruning is part art and part science and takes time to perfect. While it is something that you can do yourself, it is not always advisable and usually, it is better to get your trees pruned properly by a professional service, like Martin’s Tree Service. We have the experience, expertise, tools and safety equipment to prune your trees correctly and keep them healthy throughout the winter.