The Best Time to Prune Trees
As an experienced tree care company in Hendersonville, North Carolina, we’re often asked when the best time to prune a tree may be. The best time to prune a tree is usually late fall to early spring. We always give this answer because in reality, the ideal time to cut limbs is when the tree is not actively growing.
Cutting limbs is also far easier when there aren’t any leaves in the way. Our technicians are able to spot problem areas, disease, cracks, broken limbs, and rubbing branches.
Pruning for mature trees is a delicate matter. It’s important that you know that Whomever you decide to hire should refrain cutting branches that are over 6 inches in diameter. This could cause issues because the tree’s wounds may not close up properly.
Younger trees that are 8-12 inches in diameter should be pruned the right way in order to maintain structure. It would be a big mistake to trim leaves on a younger tree, cutting too much foliage will kill the tree.