Tis’ the Season for Tree Care!

With winter just around the corner, you’re likely starting to plan for the upcoming holidays. While many of us may already be thinking about things like decorative trees and wreaths, we may not be thinking about the health and safety of the trees and plants on our properties.

Winter storms can spell out trouble for trees with weak branches and, if left unchecked, can lead to things like property damage or injury. Identifying and correcting potential tree hazards on your property are an essential part of avoiding storm damage. Fortunately, the winter season is an excellent time to assess, treat, and prepare your trees.

Pruning in a Winter Wonderland:

The fall and winter months provide great opportunities for tree care. First, the loss of leaves allow for a better assessment of individual tree structure. This allows your arborist to clearly identify, and correct, any damages or hazards within the structure of your trees. Additionally, pruning in the winter is less likely to cause issues with your landscape and is also a time of the year when many common tree diseases are inactive and less likely to spread (or get worse) due to tree work.


Winter is also a great time to mulch because it keeps your soil moist, conserves water, reduces weeds, enhances both the composition of the soil and the nutrients in the soil, and raises soil temperatures in the winter while lowering them in the summer.

The ISA Certified Arborists at Cagwin & Dorward can assess and inspect your trees for damages and potential hazards, prepare your trees for storms, and ensure they receive the high-quality care they need to keep them in the best shape possible. Our Tree Care Managers have an average of 20 years of experience within the Tree Care Industry and will work with you to provide an excellent customer experience and the highest quality tree care.

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