Now that snow is finally on the ground, southern Manitoba is realizing the reality of winter for this year. While a lot of landscape care providers ramp down for the season, we continue to work year round!
Here’s six reasons why the dormant season is the ideal time for tree care.
Cutting back dead branches during dormant season is less likely to attract disease and insects.
Access to trees during the dormant season is generally easier and less damaging to surrounding landscapes.
Removing at-risk limbs will leave the tree stronger for severe weather such as high winds or heavy snow.
Pruning during the dormant season reduces stress on the tree in spring time, allowing for more new growth to occur
After the leaves have fallen, the branches are easier to see, simplifying the structural assessment.
Pruning can be beneficial to the surrounding vegetation as it allows more sunlight to filter through the canopy.