As the leaves begin to turn and the air grows crisp, many people in the Pacific Northwest turn their thoughts to pumpkin patches, cozy sweaters, and football season. However, if you’re passionate about the well-being of your trees, fall is also the perfect time to think about tree pruning. In this article, we'll explore the benefits and best practices of tree pruning in the autumn months.
The Advantages of Fall Pruning
Dormant Period is Approaching
Pruning in the fall prepares your trees for the dormant winter months, a time when trees naturally heal and repair themselves. The wounds from cuts close more quickly, reducing the risk of infection or disease.
Most pests and insects that can harm trees are less active in the fall. This means the fresh wounds from pruning are less likely to attract unwanted guests that could cause tree diseases.
The falling leaves provide arborists or DIY-pruners better visibility to see the tree’s structure. This makes it easier to identify dead wood or problematic branches that need to be removed.
In autumn, trees are in energy-saving mode. This means that when you prune your tree, it can focus its energy on sealing the cut, rather than sprouting new growth.
Autumn is more than just a season for leaf-peeping and apple cider; it’s an excellent time to give your trees the care they need to stay healthy and robust. Proper tree pruning in the fall can set the stage for your trees to thrive, not just survive, during the winter months.
For those interested in a more hands-on approach or personalized guidance, feel free to reach out to us. We're here to help you keep your trees healthy, vibrant, and beautiful throughout all seasons.
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