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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PRUNING FROM LATE FALL TO EARLY SPRING?



Trees are less susceptible to disease and insects.

Fresh pruning cuts and bruises are less likely to attract disease-­carrying insects or spread disease, such as oak wilt and dutch elm disease. If there is diseased or damaged wood already present, it’s also more visible when trees are bare.


Winter pruning creates greater convenience for you and your property.

During winter, minimal maintenance is needed for your lawn and landscaping, so there is no intrusion on active growth as there would be during spring. Once the weather breaks, there will be no shortage of yard work on your to-do list or entertaining and fun to be had. By scheduling ahead, you eliminate some tasks when you just want to be outside enjoying your property.


Spring growth can be healthier and ready to enjoy at the start of the season.

Trees can be at their healthiest when maintained during dormant season before new growth begins in spring. Pruning after the onset of new growth can limit the plant’s bloom potential for the year. Dormant pruning pulls double duty by causing less stress on trees, and allowing for robust new growth in plants that bloom in the spring and summer.


Why is dormant season the ideal time to prune?


Source: Davey.com

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