The Best Time to Trim Trees in Cleveland Heights

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There are many benefits to regularly having a professional Cleveland Heights tree trimming company trim trees on your property. The most obvious being that you can avoid expensive removal of diseased or rotting trees. What you may not yet know, however, is the best time to start the tree trimming process.

Trees need an occasional trim for the same reason that people need their hair trimmed to chop off dull, split ends or reshape their hairstyle. No matter how healthy your trees look, they should still be trimmed every once in a while to keep them in good shape.

The following are the seasonal guidelines for when to trim your trees:


Trimming during the dormant phase of a tree’s cycle is typical and give way to a fresh outburst of growth come spring. Our tree trimming professionals at VanCuren recommend that you should ideally wait until the harshest winter weather has passed.


As you know, this is the biggest time of growth for a tree so it is best to wait until summer to trim. Let the trees grow out, fruit, or flower naturally.


This is an ideal time to tidy up damaged, hanging or broken twigs and limbs. When you trim right after growth has been completed you help slow or redirect tree growth, which is good for the tree. If you have a flowering tree trimming in mid to late summer will heighten the production of flowers.


It is recommended that you stay away from any tree trimming at the beginning of fall because the tree will take longer to heal after a trim. It is best to wait until right before the winter before the dormant phase. However, there are exceptions and no two trees are alike.

You trees are an important part of the beauty of your Cleveland Heights home. We at VanCuren want to help you take care of our trees. We have professional Cleveland arborists who can visit your home and offer a free evaluation for your tree trimming needs.

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