Tips for Summer Tree Pruning

The sun is out, the sky is blue, and it’s time for you—to take a look at the trees on your property! Summertime is the most critical time to ensure that your trees are healthy and being taken care of because summer is the season with the most activity, nutrient uptake, and exposure to sunlight that your trees are getting. 

There are a couple of important things that you can do to help your trees have the best summer of their lives and continue to live healthily into the future. You can do some of these things on your own, and some we would be happy to come and help you out with! 

Is Now the Best Time?

Before you bust out your shears or get ahold of us to come to lend you a hand, you should take a look at the overall health of your tree branches and where the buds and new growth are starting to come in. You don’t want to get ahead of yourself and start trimming away areas that are healthy and going to grow as the summer continues. 

Typically, most pruning should be done when the trees are dormant, in the fall and winter. However, if there are any diseased, damaged, or dead branches present, we will want to trim them to allow for the tree to redirect its energy to areas that can functionally grow. 

Some trees flower early on in the spring and are ready for pruning after they finish their bloom. Early summer is the right time to trim up your magnolias, flowering cherries, and lilacs! If you take to this task yourself, remember that tree pruning is both an art form and a science. 

Contact the Quality Tree Service staff, and we will take a look at your trees and make a plan of action to give your trees an assessment! 

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