Winter Tree Maintenance

At the moment, the cold winter weather is most likely stopping you from getting out to your garden but this is the perfect time of the year to get out there and do some simple jobs that will see you reaping the rewards in the spring.Winter Tree Maintenance

One of the main jobs is the pruning of trees and bushes so that any dead branches are removed and new shoots are encouraged to grow in the spring. Pruning also allows you to shape the tree to the shape and size that you wish it to be, increasing the atheistic appeal of it in the summer when you can enjoy it.

Most trees are best pruned when dormant in the winter, pruning in the spring causes the tree to bleed sap which can damage its growth. The only trees that should not be pruned in the winter are maple, horse chestnut, birch, walnut, and cherry trees as they need to be pruned in the middle of summer when their new growth has just matured.

Any light pruning you can undertake yourself at home, any major pruning which involves the removal of large pieces of branches at heights or in awkward places then you should seek the professional advice and assistance of a professional tree surgeon. They can advise you on how best to prune and treat the tree to ensure it stays healthy and growth is encouraged. They also have all the safety equipment that is needed to ensure that any parts of the tree that needs to be removed can be done so safely without harming any people or buildings surrounding the tree.

If you are looking for a tree surgeon in the South East and East Kent area then contact CareFell today on 01227 764 744 today for advice and assistance. CareFell has many years of experience in arboricultural services and can remove, thin, crown and trim your trees properly and safely.

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