Our certified arborists at Reliable Tree Care are often asked "When is the best time to prune a tree?" And we always answer with a statement that we heard years ago. The best time to prune a tree, is when the saw is sharp. Here at Reliable Tree care our saws are always sharp, especially in the spring.
Althought this is a good rule of thumb, when preparing to enjoy your beautiful yard and garden, pruning the trees and shrubs in early spring is always best. Not only does pruning in the spring help provide the look of a well-manicured lawn, it is often prefered because trees are approaching a period of rapid growth. This period of rapid growth allows pruning wounds to heal quickly.
If all you wish to do is trim out dead, weak or diseased parts of your trees and shrubs, that can be done anytime of the year, with our effecting the tree health too drastically. As certified arborist we suggest making Spring Pruning an overall part of your yard strategy each year.
Spring pruning also benifits other plants and flowers, by allowing more sun to reach the areas on the ground where they are, competing for those coveted rays of sun. Your overall yard strategy should always take into account all participating plants, shrubs, and flowers, so that you can properly organize water distibution and sunlight. Pruning trees and shrubs will definitely allow other plants to get more sun. With spring upon us now is the time to call Reliable Tree Care.