Woodbury Tree Trimming
Does it matter when I have my trees trimmed?
There is no one answer to this question. It really comes down to the type of tree you are wanting trimmed.
In general, it's best to trim trees in early spring or late fall. This is because insects usually aren't out and about yet. When you trim trees, you are leaving places where the protective bark is cut off, so it is much easier for insects to get in and cause damage.
One of the most important trees this applies to is the oak tree. Oak trees are susceptible to oak wilt, and it is advised to leave them alone April through October. If your tree must be pruned, or there is some kind of damage, you can apply latex paint to cover the scent of the tree. This makes it less likely that the beetles that carry the disease will find the tree.
The University of Minnesota has a lot of information regarding the best time to trim trees and shrubs here.
When trimming trees and bushes, you want to make sure your equipment is in good condition. If you use something that isn't sharp, you can cause extra damage to the tree that could make the spread of disease more likely.
At Woodbury Tree Service, we make sure all of our saws and cutting tools are as sharp as possible so that each cut we make is clean.