It's commonly recommended to have your trees trimmed in the winter. This minimizes trauma to the tree since it is dormant when you cut into its branches. But what if you missed the opportunity to have your trees trimmed in late winter? Is it still worth calling a tree service in the spring? It might be. Consider whether your trees are having any of the following issues, if so you should call a tree care service in springtime.
Stand under your tree and look up into its branches. Do you see any branches that look really dry, brown, and fragile? Chances are, these branches are dead. You can have a tree care service come trim them away. Doing so won't hurt the tree, since these particular branches are already dead. Having them removed now will help prevent them from being blown off the tree and causing damage to your home, yard, or gardens. Dead branches can sometimes also attract insects, and you want to prevent this as the weather gets warmer.
Spots and Cankers
Once the tree starts getting its springtime leaves, take a look at them. Do they have any discolored spots on their surfaces? Also look at the tree's trunk and at the bark on the main branches. Are there any dark, discolored spots or dents in the trunk or branches? If you do notice any of these symptoms, your tree might have a fungal disease. It is a good idea to have a tree care service come out, sooner rather than later, so they can trim away the most affected branches. This will help prevent the disease from spreading to the rest of the tree.
Are any of the branches on your tree potentially dangerous? In other words, are they hanging over your roof, near a garage, or starting to crack and break? If you think a branch is on the verge of causing damage, you should call a tree care service before this happens. It's generally better to put your tree under a little stress due to springtime trimming than to deal with roof or garage damage later on.
If your trees are not dealing with any of these problems, then you may just want to put off your tree service call until next winter when the trees are dormant. When that time comes, your tree care expert can shape your tree in a healthy, non-harmful way.
For more information, contact a tree service in your area.