When is the Perfect Time to Prune Trees and Shrubs?

In New Jersey, summer is ending and the fall weather will be upon us quicker than you think. Big Foot Tree Service wants your property to be in the best shape, so everything looks great for the next year.

And you might want to get all your landscaping needs done early so you can hibernate for the winter but that’s not always the case.

Particularly when it comes to the pruning of your trees and shrubs, it’s not a rush to get these chores done.  It’s almost better to wait to the absolute last moment when winter is upon us.

You might think we are crazy, but here are some reasons why if you put off your pruning it will be beneficial come next spring when your yard comes into bloom.

  1. When the leaves drop you can easily discover the tree or shrub’s trouble spots that need the most attention.
  2. When pruning in the early fall, the wounds are slower to close and can cause infections to your plants. Waiting a little longer can prevent these damages.
  3. Pruning stimulates new growth in your shrubs but will harm your plants if the new growth hasn’t had time to harden before the cold weather comes. If that happens, come spring you will have to prune all over again.
  4. Waiting till right before the ground freezes is the best time to transplant your small trees and shrubbery, as this pruning technique stimulates and produces new growth quicker and more stable as it adjusts to the new location.

Of course, you always want to be on top of damaged or diseased areas with any of your plants, especially trees, and that’s where Big Foot Tree Service’s come in.  If you live in the Morris County area, call Big Foot Tree Service at 973-885-8000 and ask for a free estimate tree removal needs.