February is the best time to wrap up winter pruning for your evergreens, along with your deciduous trees and shrubs. Due to trees and shrubs being dormant during late winter and early spring, this allows ideal timing for pruning. February allows Rich’s Tree Service’s Certified Arborists and skilled Tree Climbers to evaluate evergreens that may need branches removed to correct shaping issues, and thinning of congested trees. Deciduous trees and shrubs should be pruned this time of year while they are still dormant, and you want to shape and train new growth.
Things to ask yourself to see if pruning is needed:
- When was the last time you had your trees and shrubs professionally pruned?
- Do you see any broken branches?
- Were winter conditions harsh this year?
- Do you notice any branches close to your house or any other structures?
Fill out our Free Estimate request form to have one of our Certified Arborists assess your trees and shrubs to see if pruning is needed at this time. For more information regarding pruning and thinning techniques visit our Tree Pruning page.