What’s the Best Season for Tree Pruning?

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best time to prune treesJohnson City, TN

When new tree growth starts showing off in spring, it’s usually because of work done over winter. Most trees are dormant from November through March, making this the ideal time to prune them. Trees are less susceptible to pests and disease in winter, and without leaves, it’s easier to spot limbs that are dead or need to be pruned. Trees are also able to heal faster in winter so they will be happy and healthy by the time spring rolls around.

Most trees in Johnson City will benefit from dormant pruning. Our ISA-certified arborists at Promier Tree explain it all here:

Why prune?

Pruning should be a regular part of tree maintenance because it promotes the health of the tree, encourages new growth, enhances a home’s curb appeal and, depending on the type of tree, can increase flower or fruit production.

What is dormant pruning?

Routinely pruning trees on your property is best undertaken during the late fall and winter months when the tree is dormant. However, the pruning needs for trees will vary based on factors such as age, species, size and overall health. Our certified arborists in Kingsport can quickly identify trees on your property and determine an appropriate pruning schedule.

Why is pruning important?

Pruning helps with aesthetics by promoting healthy growth during the growing season, but its role is far bigger. Ignoring dead or dying branches on trees can lead to safety issues — for people and property — if a limb falls. Removing potentially hazardous limbs and branches can save a life and your property, power poles and property structures.

Arborists in Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol, Tennessee

Regularly pruning trees is necessary for the trees’ overall health, but doing it wrong can cause damage and even kill a tree. Pruning large trees with heavy limbs and branches can also be a dangerous and time-consuming job, but it’s one that our ISA-certified arborists at Promier Tree in the Tri-cities area are trained and happy to do. Need to start a regular pruning schedule for your trees? Give us a call at (423) 430-6270, or contact us online today.