With the extensive researches being carried out for tree pruning, it has become clear that pruning leads to risk management, economic and health enhancing benefits for trees. But, it has been seen too often that tree owners tend to delay tree pruning till the time their tree looks unsightly. Following this, they prune trees only for appearance with the little or no knowledge of correct pruning techniques. It results in a tree which looks fine but possesses several defects which set the perfect stage for pre-mature death of the tree while making it a potential victim storm damage victim.
Neither do the home owners use the correct pruning techniques nor they prune trees in the right season.
Is there a right season for pruning?
Unless you are pruning your trees to get rid of the crossing, diseased or dead branches, knowing the right time for tree pruning is the key for proper care of the trees. Trees which are trimmed at the right time and in suitable environment conditions by contrast, actually become more productive and stronger. The best time or best season for pruning your trees depends completely on the type of tree you are working with. However, the deciduous trees can be cut between the months February and April. On the other hand, the evergreen trees, which are dormant during winter, must be pruned when their dormant period comes to an end. Thus, winter can be the perfect time for pruning evergreen, fruit and deciduous trees.
Pruning in winter brings out the sheers for ensuring the optimum growth of trees on the arrival of spring. Pruning in the dormant periods of winter encourages healthy explosion of growth in the spring. However, tree pruning must be done in the latter part of winter as at this time worst weather conditions of winter have likely passed. During this season, sap may flow through the trees like in walnut and maple trees but it will not result in harming the tree and will heal itself, when new leaves grow up.
Pruning may be risk oriented and dangerous at times, especially in winters. Thus you must consider hiring a local arborist or tree professional for the perfect pruning. Not only does an arborist understands the right pruning procedure but you can also take some handy tips for the appropriate maintenance of your trees.