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When is the Right Time to Remove Trees?

Advice from Your Trusted Arborists at Sabia Landscaping & Tree Service

As the colder weather sets in, you may be wondering about the right time to prune or remove trees from your property. The most opportune time to prune or have trees removed is in the late winter or after the leaves have completely fallen, otherwise you run the risk of causing harm. However, in the case of trees that are posing an immediate threat to your safety or a nearby structure, call a certified arborist to help you remove it safely, no matter what time of year it is.  

Why You Should Wait to Remove Trees Until the Leaves Fall

When it comes to removing trees, you may be wondering why it is best to wait until after all the leaves have fallen. Here are a few reasons why you should hold off on pruning or removing your tree in the fall and the one exception to this rule: 

  • Open Tree Wounds: If you prune your trees too early in the fall season, tree wounds may not have enough time to heal, and subsequently, are more likely to develop fungal disease. Therefore, major pruning or tree removal should be performed late in the year to avoid spreading disease and help wounds close faster. 
  • Stimulates Growth: While stimulating new growth is often not a bad thing, pruning your trees before the winter can leave your trees with very little time to harden when the cold weather comes. Cold weather can harm new growth and may result in you needing to take extra care of your trees and shrubs in the spring to eliminate the damage. 
  • Identify Issues Easily: Waiting to remove trees after the leaves have fallen or are in a dormant state can help you observe the tree’s structure more clearly and allow you to easily identify any disease or insect problems. Additionally, since dormant trees are lighter, it will be a much more straightforward removal process for your arborist.  
  • Always Remove Diseased Trees Immediately: One crucial exception to removing trees too soon is if you have a diseased or decaying tree on your property that jeopardizes the health of neighboring trees or your personal safety in any way. Hire a professional arborist immediately to remove and dispose of the tree, regardless of the season. 

Contact Us for Safe and Affordable Tree Removal Services 

Tree removal may be required for a variety of reasons. If you need a tree removed from your property, the team at Sabia Landscaping & Tree Service is on the job. Since your safety is our top priority, we strongly advise that tree removal and disposal is handled with the help of a fully trained and experienced arborist. We have access to the latest equipment to remove even the most stubborn trees, leaving the area clean and safe for you and your family to enjoy.    

Contact an arborist for professional tree removal and disposal services. Call us at (215) 822-3886 or contact us online. 

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