April 2020 – The Right Way To Maintain Your Trees – Part 11

Do you need to find the best tree thinning service in West Richland? We are it. However, if you’re looking to tackle the job yourself, we are happy to help by providing whatever information we can.

When Do I Prune My Tree?

Some say, “any time the tools are sharp.” Understanding how your tree will respond will help you make the best decisions for your tree. Generally speaking, the following guidelines apply: • Broken and dead branches and root suckers can and should be pruned any time of year. • Because most trees in Portland experience seasonal dormancy, pruning during the winter months encourages vigorous new growth in the spring without depriving the tree of actively photosynthesizing tissues. • Limited pruning is okay in summer. Keep in mind that pruning during the growing season removes leaf surface that is manufacturing food for next year’s growth. Light pruning will have little impact on future growth, but heavy pruning may slow or dwarf your tree’s growth. • Avoid pruning in spring to prevent damage to delicate young leaves and buds.

If you’re looking to do all of your own tree thinning, we will be your biggest cheerleaders. If you ever need advice, a quick tip, or just have a quick question, please call us anyways. We will be happy to help and assist any way we can. If there is ever a job that gets to be a little too big, please give us a chance to earn your business. We are the best tree pruning service in West Richland.

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