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Trimming Trees in Winter: The Best Time to Cut Back

Here in Florida, the warm tropical climate creates an excellent environment for trees and other plant life to grow throughout the year rapidly. This can cause natural overgrowth, which can become a hazard and an eyesore if not properly cared for throughout the year. Since a healthy and thriving landscape is something that many property owners pride themselves on, you should know when to trim back your trees to ensure their health and longevity. 

When the winter season begins, and the temperature drops, trees and other plants go dormant to conserve energy for the spring. A critical aspect of keeping a well-manicured landscape is to incorporate winter tree trimming during this time. There are many benefits to these services that can help you maintain a beautiful landscape year-round with minimal effort.     

Join us today to learn more about the reasons behind winter tree trimming and how they can benefit you.  

When is the Best Time?

The best time to trim back your trees is in late winter. I know. You’re probably thinking to yourself, “Why late winter?” During this time, most trees and other plants go dormant, meaning they conserve as much energy as possible to stay alive since the temperature and weather are not as favorable. While trees and plants lay dormant, they do not grow as fast, if at all, meaning that you now have the perfect opportunity to trim back your tree without causing too much damage or stress. 

Before the spring comes and new buds begin to grow and flourish, it’s best to trim away any dead or dying parts of your trees. Dead or overgrown limbs can stunt the growth of your tree and lead to worse problems such as insect infestation or rot, which can end up affecting the whole tree if left untreated.   

What Are the Benefits?

There are many benefits and reasons as to why you would need to incorporate winter tree trimming into your landscape maintenance routine, some of which may include: 

  • Safety
  • Aesthetics 
  • Ensuring the health and longevity of your trees and plants 
  • Controlling or removing overgrowth

When you make tree trimming part of your yearly maintenance routine, it becomes less of an issue and something you won’t need to worry about until next winter season. Since it’s only a once-a-year occurrence, it’s best to stay on top of it. Letting overgrowth take over your yard will cause problems in the future and can lead to potential hazards during storms with high winds or rain.     

Winter Tree Trimming: Conclusion

At SB Tree Service, our professionals can help you with your winter tree trimming needs. Whether you want to have the best-looking landscape in the neighborhood or need to trim trees back before or after bad weather hits, we are here. Visit us online today to find out more about the many services that we offer to our clients in Brevard and Volusia counties.  

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