Spring Time Tree Maintenance Step by Step: Part 4

Established trees may seem self-sufficient, but our arborists at Top Tree LLC agree: Healthy trees do not just happen on their own. Trees are low-maintenance, not no-maintenance. Tending to seasonal chores helps keep trees healthy and protects your landscape investment. Get your trees off to a growing start by following six simple steps for spring tree care. Here is step 4 of 6:

Spring Time Means Pruning!

The ideal time to prune most trees is during winter dormancy. The reason for this is because while dormant, they are not growing. You can read more about winter dormancy here and to learn more about how to prune trees here. You can remove any dead, damaged, or broken branches in spring. If you’re unsure whether a branch is dead, wait until the tree leafs out. Dead branches are easy to spot once leaves unfurl.

Pruning is an art and a science. There is a correct way to prune and an incorrect way to prune. If you have any questions on what is the best way to prune your trees, we are more than happy to answer your questions. We have written extensively on proper methods of pruning. Whether you have large trees, small trees, or just a lot of trees, we are a great resource for you.

If you have multiple trees to remove or just don’t have the time to do it, we are here for you. We can handle all of your tree removal needs in the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Richland, Pasco) and even West Richland. We look forward to being your preferred tree removal service provider.