Preparing for Winter: Tips for Trimming Trees in Cleveland, OH

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Did you know that the best time to contract a Cleveland, OH tree trimming company is in the fall and winter? With the arrival of colder weather, trees are starting to enter into a dormant state that can be compared to some animals’ patterns of hibernation. Similarly, the dormant state for a tree provides protection against the winter elements.

When temperatures drop, water inside of the tree becomes starch, which then acts as a natural insulator to help the tree survive freezing temperatures. The production of starch is the energy source that also aids in proper healing of a trimmed tree and, once spring arrives, brings the tree back out of the dormant state.

The overall health of a tree also depends on proper trimming techniques. Over-trimming, topping, or DIY hacks can lead to short term damage and possibly lead to long term problems. Improper trimming methods may lead to a weakening in the tree’s structure or balance. Long term, it could make the tree more susceptible to disease and insect infestation.

Following improper trimming methods may also lead to:

  • Reduced ability to fruit
  • Instability and imbalance
  • Breakage
  • Cuts or gashes leaving entry points for diseases or insects
  • Unstable growth from stunting natural healing processes
  • Expedited decay

Every tree is unique and, because of this, it is important to consult a certified arborist’s expertise. An arborist can assess the specialized needs of an individual tree based upon extensive knowledge of tree biology and environment. Inaccurate timing and tree trimming techniques can cause more damage than expected. A trained, certified, and insured arborist knows the best tree trimming practices to prepare for the winter months ahead.

Our experts at VanCuren Tree Care are ready to help determine the best course of action for any tree trimming needs in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Contact us and set up a visit today!

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