Knowing when to trim trees is important, as doing it at the right time keeps your trees healthy in the long-term. Pruning at the correct time will ensure a season of healthy growth.
When should I prune my trees?
We recommend that trees can be pruned anytime between late autumn and early spring.
Why should I prune my tree in the autumn/winter months?
In autumn and winter, trees enter a dormant phase, halting their growth. This inactivity along with the cooler weather makes it ideal for pruning. In addition, for trees that shed their leaves in autumn, the bare branches make it easier to access and cut back.
How often should a tree be pruned?
Usually trees need pruning every 3 - 5 years, but this depends on the type of tree it is, its size and where it is located.
What happens if I prune in the spring?
If you prune after new growth has started, you can limit the plant’s bloom potential for the year.
Talk to your local tree surgeon about dormant pruning and why it’s important to do before spring blooms emerge.
At Tree Surgeon Essex, we offer the following tree services across Havering, Brentwood, Basildon and Chelmsford:
Tree removal or felling trees
Crown lifting or Crown raising
Emergency tree care
Call us today on: 01708 578 017