We get this question all the time from our customers. Everybody wants to know, when is the best time to get your trees trimming done on your trees?
We all want big lush trees that look beautiful and majestic. One of the best ways to ensure the long term health of your trees and to give them the visual appeal that will make your yard stand out from the rest, is to have your trees properly trimmed.
The best time to have them trimmed is late fall to early spring. Ideally, you want to trim after the leaves already started to change color for the fall and before your tree blooms again after dormancy during the winter months. For our customers in the Arlington, TX area of North Texas, that sweet spot typically lands between the months of October through February.
The reason for this timing is because the trees are in dormancy during this period, so trimming or pruning during this time causes the least amount of stress on the tree and can set up the tree for a healthy growing season during the spring months.
Does this mean I shouldn't have my trees trimmed in the summer?
The answer to this question is, not necessarily. A tree only requires large-scale trimming about every 3-5 years. If your tree has never been trimmed before, you probably would want to do it during dormancy, because this will be a large-scale trimming project.
However, a lot of our customers have their tree trimmed yearly, simply to "manicure" them, mainly for visual appeal. If you are just getting your trees their yearly manicure, this is something that can be done any time of the year, including summer.
If you have any further questions about tree trimming or tree care in general, feel free to call us today and speak with one of our tree specialists at 817-402-2053.