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When is the best time to prune trees?

Pruning Trees

Pruning trees is one of the most common procedures to be carried out by tree surgeons. To maintain safety and aesthetics, trees should be pruned regularly. In order to cut the tree in a way that doesn’t damage or affect the condition, the tree will need to be carefully worked on. This requires a clear understanding of how and when to prune a true. But when is the best time to prune trees?

From maintaining good health to enhancing the trees aesthetic value, there are many reasons to prune trees. In our experience, pruning trees can be anything from removing dead branches, overcrowded areas to taking away any hazards. Regardless of your reasons to prune your tree, know that Rufford Tree Services are at your call to help. Our team are skilled, knowledgeable, and happy to undertake tree pruning on one, or multiple trees. Be sure to contact our team today to find out more about our services.

When to cut down trees

If you are pruning a tree to remove any weak, dead, or dangerous branches, this can be completed throughout the year. Something to take into consideration before pruning is, is the tree is pruned before Springs’ growth flush, the growth of the tree will be maximised. This means that the wounds will close faster. As professional tree surgeons, we advise that, wherever possible, pruning in late Autumn or Winter is best as this is when the tree is dormant.

When to avoid pruning

The main time to avoid pruning your tree is after the Spring growth flush. This is because the tree will have just expended lots of energy so that it can produce foliage. From here, the tree will start an early shoot growth, so the removal of foliage at this time of year will cause stress to the tree.

If you do choose to prune your tree in early spring, your tree will ‘bleed’ sap, this is something to bear in mind as some trees can spread diseases through spores and open wounds. If you need to prune your tree as soon as possible, then this is something to consider, otherwise it is advised that you postpone the prune until Late Autumn or Winter.

However, Conifers require are different to most trees and pruning them is best in late Summer. The only reason for pruning a Conifer is to remove dead or diseased branches, but if the tree needs to be removed completely, this can be done at any time of year, depending on weather conditions.

Pruning Conifers

How to prune trees

Most prunes require a professional. To avoid any damage to your tree, we ask that you get in touch with Rufford Tree Services to find out how we can help. We will be able to determine the best course of action for your tea, and what’s required in order to maintain your trees health and quality.

Contact Rufford Tree Services

Trust the professionals at Rufford Tree Services to prune or cut down your trees. We have years of experience in pruning and removing trees, so no matter the quantity or reason, be sure to contact Rufford Tree Services. Our team are experienced, reliable, and reputable. We’re on hand to deal with your every request, whilst maintaining the quality of your trees. Simply call 01704 821 239 or 07888 843 079 for a free quotation. We will be happy to help in any way possible!

If your tree has seen better days or you’re concerned about its condition, please get in touch with our team today for further assistance. We cover a wide area of Lancashire and are confident that we can create the right solution to help.