Call our team at Hudson Tree Services to perform winter tree care services before the temperature dips too low.
During the chilly months of the year, providing appropriate winter tree care is an important part of maintaining your landscaping. When the temperature changes rapidly from the morning to the evening, it can cause the bark and inner wood of your trees to crack. If ice crystals form on new tree branches, it can cause the new life to die for the next season. Some types of trees, including evergreens, might suffer from winter drought. This takes place when trees lose more water than they can absorb from the frozen ground. In order to prevent these problems, you can call our team at Hudson Tree Services to perform winter tree care services before the temperature dips too low.
Our team typically recommends waiting until the tree goes dormant to start the winter pruning process. If you prune a tree too early, the new growth might start to come in before the tree sheds dead bark. We also wait until the coldest part of the winter has passed, since pruning too early can cause the tree to die from the cold exposure.
Branches also tend to break more often during the winter months, due to the hardened state of the wood. Heavy snowdrifts and ice can also cause branches to break. When our team performs winter tree care, we will prune the trees to strengthen and stabilize weak branches. We might also consider using rope to tie and reinforce the branches on certain types of trees. Make sure that your landscaping still receives enough water during the colder months, as well.
For more information about winter tree care, please contact us at Hudson Tree Services.