Tree Services

4 Reasons to Trim and Remove Trees in Winter

Winter tree removal with lift

Winter in Northern Michigan is marked by snow and cold temperatures–so it’s easy to forget that there are plenty of landscaping jobs being performed all year round! Here at Drost, our Tree Service Team continues to perform tree trimming and removal through the winter–but why? Winter is a great time to care for your property through tree trimming and removal, and in this post we’ll outline four reasons why.

Protect your property

Contact our team today to discuss your winter tree service needs and schedule your free site visit.

Minimizes Pest and Disease Risks

The cold temperatures of winter mean many common issues trees face during the summer months from insects, bacteria, and fungi are significantly reduced. In fact, some trees, like oaks, can only be pruned in the winter due to their susceptibility to diseases like oak wilt.

Check out the video below for a bonus fifth reason to perform your tree trimming and removal in the winter.

Better Visibility

Once the leaves have fallen, tree care professionals have a better view of a tree’s structure. This enables them to more easily see which branches are suffering from disease or damage and need to be removed, and helps them navigate the tree removal process more safely and efficiently.

Winter tree trimming

Less Stress for Trees

During the winter, deciduous trees (those that lose their leaves in the fall) have gone dormant and aren’t working on any new branch or leaf growth. When they are trimmed in a dormant state, they’re able to focus on healing those areas without diverting energy away from new growth. Once summer arrives, your trees will be happier and healthier and ready for a new season of growth!

Winter Tree Removal

Less Stress for You

No one wants their Northern Michigan summer interrupted by tree work–or worse, by emergency tree work. Caring for your trees in the winter gives you peace of mind without interrupting your summer fun, and what could be better than that?

4 Reasons for winter tree care

Winter tree removal and trimming are a great way to care for your landscape–but it’s important to have a trained professional to complete the job safely and efficiently! Before beginning any tree work, make sure you do your research to find a company with the certifications and equipment necessary to keep you, your family, and your property safe. If you’re located in Northern Michigan, contact our team today to schedule your free site visit.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on February 20, 2023 and has been updated for continued relevancy.