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You may not think your yard needs much attention during the cold months. However, there are some important and beneficial yard maintenance tasks that are ideal during the winter season. Tree pruning is a lawn care responsibility that you should tackle before the temperature warms up.
Why the winter for tree pruning? There are several good reasons to prune trees in winter. First, the branches and tree structure is most visible in the winter since the foliage has fallen off. Second, dormant winter trees mean that you will not have bleeding sap when you cut or prune your tree. Lastly, winter pruning greatly reduces the risk of exposing a tree to disease. Oak trees are an example. Oaks need to be pruned in winter because they emit an odor that attracts beetles when freshly cut. These beetles often cause serious tree disease called oak wilt. Winter Oak pruning is ideal when beetles are hibernating.
It is very important that you follow a few rules when you decide to prune your trees. Cutting back main branches to stubs or “topping” trees is not as effective as it may seem. Often the limbs will grow back even higher than before and they can also be weaker. Gradual pruning is best to protect the health of your tree. A lawn care professional, such as Panonne’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping can help you with winter tree pruning. We can not only help you determine which trees are best to prune in the winter, but a professional can also ensure the proper technique and pruning method is used for your specific trees or shrubs.
Posted on behalf of Brad Pannone
It is not everyday that we examine the trees in our yard for signs of sickness. Many tree owners may not even know what to look for in determining if a tree is dying. A dead tree that is not removed professionally can be very dangerous due to easily falling limbs or the tree itself toppling during a storm. Therefore, here are some common warning signs that indicate you have a sick tree or a tree that needs professional attention, including tree removal.
• Reduced leaves – A major warning sign of a sick tree is a lack of leaf production on part or all of the tree.
• Forming Fungus – Contact a tree removal service if you notice that there are fungus fruiting bodies growing on the trunk or branches.
• Brittle Bark – If the bark brittle and is easily falling off of the tree, contact a tree professional for attention.
• Dead limbs – Perhaps the most obvious sign, but if you notice several dead branches falling from the same tree, it may be time to remove the entire tree.
• Spongy Trunk – If a tree is dying, the trunk will begin to change texture and become spongy or even brittle.
• Termites – A termite infestation can be relentless to control. Therefore, you need a professional tree service to offer solutions or remove the tree promptly when you see termites.
There are many reasons you may choose to remove a tree in your yard. Other than a dying tree, you can have trees growing too close to the house or power lines that create hazard. Or you may simply want to clear your landscape to create room for something new. Regardless of your reason for tree removal, it is highly important that you contact a professional tree removal service, such as Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping. Trying to remove a tree, big or small, can be very dangerous and even fatal without proper training and technique.
Posted on behalf of Brad Pannone