Many people feel their trees outside don’t need much care and attention during the winter months. While it’s true the foliage has yet to blossom, your trees still need care to get through this last little bit of chilly weather.
Important among the chores you should be doing, dormant pruning is essential for your trees’ health. While you may not notice it, dying branches are consuming energy the trees and plants can better utilize in other ways. More specifically, by removing these “energy leeches” you can help your trees direct more energy towards new growth.
Further, removing dead branches now means there will be more room available for new ones to grow in this spring and summer. Ultimately, this will make sure your trees are healthier and ensure that they look absolutely stunning during the summer months ahead. It also means that removing them now won’t damage your lawn as badly as winter soil conditions provide a nice and firm cushion that is not easily damaged by falling branches and heavy equipment.
For more information on dormant pruning, be sure to send a message to Hermes Landscaping, the experts in landscape design. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and give you some suggestions.