November 2019 – Author Urban Tree

Did you know winter is an ideal time to do tree work? When the branches are bare and we have a better view, it’s easier to spot problems. “Most trees can be pruned year-round, if pruned properly,” Tchukki Andersen, BCMA, CTSP and staff arborist explained in a Tree Care Industry Association article. “However, certain pruning operations are easier to do in the winter, especially if the ground is frozen or the tree is not actively growing.”

Another advantage of doing work in the winter is that there is less impact on your lifestyle. During spring and summer you want to enjoy your yard. By taking care of your tree work in the winter, that peace will be uninterrupted. With the ground frozen, we can get access your property with minimal damage to your yard.

As a homeowner, keeping your trees, shrubs, and lawn maintained requires time, effort, and money. However, in our experience, the cost is usually less than a homeowner expects, especially when you take into account that mature trees in a well-landscaped yard can increase the value of a house by 7 to 19%. Charlie Nardozzi, senior horticulturist with the National Gardening Association, told HGTV that people should think twice about neglecting their yards to focus on renovating kitchens and bathrooms. Urban Tree Service will provide you with a free assessment. Please give us a call this winter!