A Winter Trim

The long hot summer of 2022 is just a memory now. Even the hose-pipe ban has been lifted (in some areas). Most trees are coming into their dormant phase, so it’s time to consider a winter trim. If a tree has got too big for its position and is blocking a lot of your light, or your neighbour’s light, a trim might be a good idea.

Take a look at your trees. Are they showing any splits or obviously dead parts? Have any large branches or limbs fallen recently? Reducing the crown of a tree or removing limbs is strictly a professional job. Climbing and operating cutting machinery like chainsaws at height requires training. Attempting such a job yourself can very easily end in injuries and damage. Our tree surgeons are fully trained. They know how to get up a tree and down again safely. They also know how to get large sections of tree down to the ground without causing damage. This is really important, a falling limb can do a lot of damage to your garden.

If you are thinking about this sort of work, please call us. We can visit, make an assessment of your trees and quote you a fair price. All with no obligation. If your trees are diseased or dangerous, we can usually spot that as well.

It’s also important to remember that some trees and shrubs should not receive a winter trim. Summer flowering shrubs like Lilac, Clematis, Rhododendron, Forsythia, Magnolia, Dogwood, Maple and Azalea can all be harmed by pruning at the wrong time of year. Buds that have set in the autumn will be lost by cutting in the winter. Please take advice if these plants need reducing. Likewise, Cherry and Pear trees don’t like a winter trim.

Other deciduous trees are generally fine to trim in winter.

If you would like to discuss your tress with fully trained and insured professional tree surgeons, give us a call.