When Is the Best Time to Trim Your Trees?

Our professional arborists at American Arborists are often asked “When should I trim my trees?” Unfortunately, the answer isn’t as straightforward as you might think. That’s because different types of trees respond to seasons differently and can be susceptible to distinct seasonal diseases and insect invasions. For example, oak trees need to be trimmed in the winter to prevent an insect-born disease called oak wilt.

Trees go through a natural cycle of growth and dormancy, and trimming trees during their dormant cycles can help repair cuts faster and encourage further growth, this is especially true for fruiting and flowering trees. If it has been a few years since your trees have been trimmed, it is time to contact our experienced arborists at American Arborists. We offer trimming solutions year-round to service every species of tree. And, while there is no one-size-fits-all answer to tree trimming—with young trees or overly damaged trees needing special consideration, our skilled professionals can find the perfect, customized trimming service for your landscape to keep your trees healthy and thriving.

Common residential trees and the best time to trim them:

  • Oak: Winter
  • Apple: Late winter or early spring
  • Maple: Late spring
  • Birch: Late spring
  • Cedar: Winter
  • Walnut: Late spring
  • Spruce: Winter
  • Douglas Fir: Winter
  • Juniper: Summer

Trimming can have some surprising benefits when done by a professional, including, improving the overall health of the tree, maximizing curb appeal, protecting your property, and control the size and shape of your tree.

Reno Tree-Trimming Experts

Improper trimming can not only damage your trees but also destroy your landscape, so only trust your yard to the experienced professionals at American Arborists. Our skilled arborists can thoroughly analyze your landscape, properly trim your trees, and offer seasonal tree care solutions you can count on. We are a team of certified arborists and our company has been awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award multiple times. Our goal is to deliver the best tree service possible, that not only ensures the health and safety of your trees but also your complete satisfaction.

Our top-rated arborists can find the perfect trimming solution for your trees. Call us at (775) 352-4241 or reach out online for a free consultation.

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