Winter Tree Care Guide Published by EPS Landscaping and Tree Service
December 10, 2021 at 17:15
A new post about winter tree care has been published on the website of EPS Landscaping and Tree Service LLC, a tree trimming and landscaping service in the Pembroke Pines area of Florida. Winter can be a dangerous time for trees, which do lots of internal work in spite of appearing mostly dead on the outside. People can protect trees from the hazards of winter, if they want their trees to live long, healthy lives and have lots of beautiful blooms in the spring.
Firstly, trees should be pruned after their leaves have dropped, which happens in the fall, so it’s easier to see which branches need to be pruned, and also possible to get closer to the branches before cutting them, which will allow for cleaner cuts, which is better for the trees, the grounds they’re on, and the safety of the people doing the pruning work. It’s advisable to always hire a professional to prune trees, because professionals understand when each kind of tree is supposed to be pruned, and how to tell where to prune the tree for the health of the tree and the safety of people around and under the tree. Pruning in winter, when the weather is colder, can help prevent the spread of diseases and infestations in freshly cut wood, because they are typically dormant in the colder months and only spread when the weather is warmer.
Pruning can increase the flower growth of flowering trees, by reducing the stress a tree is experiencing, and allowing it to expend more energy in flowering. The Arbor Day foundation recommends pruning bushes and shrubs that flower in mid to late summer, especially, in the winter. Pruning a tree can also help remove branches that might break in an ice or snow storm, or under heavy winds. Ice and snow can damage tree branches, because they are heavy and have the potential to weigh down even the healthiest branches. Checking the tree for weak branches and then removing them is one way to minimize the risk of branches breaking and falling on someone’s house or car, or on a power line, creating a dangerous situation as well as an inconvenient one. As well as ice and snow, trees can also be stressed out by extreme temperature changes, such as night time freezing and daytime heat. Checking trees for damage and weakness every few weeks, or more, in cold weather, can help prevent damage later on that is bad for the tree and for homeowners alike.
In the winter, it can also be helpful to create shelter for trees, especially younger, smaller ones, to protect them from various risks they face in the winter. For example, covering a delicate root system can prevent animals from chewing on them as well as protect them from the cold. Making a shelter for small trees that are likely to break under the weight of ice or snow, like the Japanese Maple, or brushing snow off branches as it accumulates, can also help protect trees from damage. Ice should not be broken off a tree, as it runs the risk of breaking branches.
Pembroke Pines area tree trimming service, EPS Landscaping and Tree Service LLC, is available for any and all property owners in and around Pembroke Pines, FL, to help with pruning and other landscaping needs. They can help prepare delicate trees for the dangerous winter, pruning them to encourage new growth, and assisting with other protective measures.
Anyone interested in protecting their trees from potential winter damage by pruning and other methods, as well as anyone with any other landscaping needs, can call EPS Landscaping and Tree Service or visit their website for more information. The company will gladly send someone to learn more about the property and offer an estimate for services, and the company is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service for all property owners near Pembroke Pines who have trees that need pruning, irrigation systems to install, or any other landscaping need.
For more information about EPS Landscaping & Tree Service LLC, contact the company here:
EPS Landscaping & Tree Service LLC
EPS Landscaping & Tree Service
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028