After a long winter, the last thing you want to worry about is how your trees are going to perform during the warmer months. While most of your trees will be able to make the transition from dormant to growing with ease, others may not have survived the cold temperatures as well as you might expect. If you notice dead or dying trees on your property, hiring a local tree company
to remove them is your best option. But contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to wait until the weather warms up to schedule the appointment. In fact, it’s better to take care of those trees sooner. Here’s why.
Early Spring Removal Does Less Damage
Believe it or not, removing trees
during the cooler months does less damage to the surrounding landscaping. When the ground is frozen, removing the trees won’t do as much damage to your lawn. The roots can’t tear up the dirt and the equipment required to remove those dead or dying trees won’t compress the soil and suffocate the roots of your grass.
This makes it easier for your landscaping to bounce back once the growing season starts in earnest. Even better, the landscaping immediately around the damaged tree will have time to recover before the plants have a chance to start blooming. This means your landscaping will look better sooner and will require less effort on your part to get things back in growing shape.
It Reduces the Risk of Insects and Pest Infestations
Unfortunately, insects and pests love dead or dying trees. They can nest in the trunk and shelter from the harsh weather with relative ease until the weather starts to improve. Once it does, they can easily spread to nearby plants and damage your landscaping in a matter of days.
By removing those damaged trees during the colder months, you’ll reduce the risk of pest and insect infestations throughout your landscaping and, potentially, your home. Once the tree gets removed, their perfect habitat will go away. They’ll then be forced to look elsewhere for a place to hunker down which puts them farther away from your house during the warmer months.
That said, tree removal should never be the only pest control method you use. Once the tree is gone, you’ll still want to get your house and yard treated for unwanted critters on a regular basis.
Removing Dead Trees Keeps Surrounding Trees Healthy
Dead or dying trees don’t just go dormant. They still put strain on the nutrients in the soil. The longer they sit in place, the harder your other trees will have to work to get the nutrients they need to thrive. Worse, if the dying tree develops a fungus or other plant disease, it’s only a matter of time before the disease spreads throughout your property.
By taking care of dead or dying trees as soon as you notice them, you’ll greatly reduce the likelihood of disease taking out the rest of your otherwise healthy trees. Think of it as proactive landscaping. You’ll keep your other trees healthy and set them up for success once the growing season starts.
Appointments Are More Readily Available
If you’ve ever tried to schedule a tree trimming or removal appointment during the peak landscaping season, you know that getting an appointment that works with your schedule can be tough. Depending on your neighbors’ needs and schedules, you may have to wait several weeks to get your damaged tree looked at.
When you schedule an appointment during the cooler months, you’ll have less competition to deal with. That means your trusted local tree service will have more availability and will be better able to work around your schedule. You’ll be able to take care of those damaged trees faster and further reduce the risk of damage they can do to your home.
Getting Rid of Dead Trees Makes Planning New Landscaping Easier
Adding new plants to your home’s landscaping is a great way to make your yard look and feel more dynamic. Unfortunately, finding space to add those new plants when you’ve already got a bunch of established trees, shrubs, and garden beds in place can be tough.
By getting rid of damaged trees during the early spring months, you’ll free up space to make your mark on your landscaping. This can make all the difference if you’re struggling to find a way to incorporate more of your favorite decorative details or want to completely start from scratch.
Keep in mind that working with a dedicated landscaper may still be a good choice. They’ll help you figure out what’s realistic for your yard and can identify ways to incorporate different elements into the space your old tree took up quickly.
It’s Easier to Assess Damage Before the Growing Season Is in Full Swing
During the growing season, even unhealthy trees can hide serious damage with the leaves on their branches. This makes it hard for your tree service to adequately inspect and identify potential issues before they become major problems.
During the cooler months, your trees won’t have the canopy of leaves to hide behind. Your tree trimming team will be able to assess the overall health and condition of your trees quickly and recommend the appropriate course of action.
They’ll be able to trim damaged limbs away quickly and tell you which trees can’t be saved by routine pruning.
Don’t Leave Dead or Dying Trees in Place
The sooner you can take care of a dead or dying tree, the healthier and happier the rest of your landscaping will be. If you’re worried about the condition of some of the trees on your property or know that one is starting to cause problems with the rest of your landscaping, don’t wait until spring is in full swing.
the team at Bear Creek Tree Service and let our experts assess the damage. If the tree can be saved, we’ll do everything we can to restore it to health. If it needs to be removed, we’ll take care of the process for you so you can focus on taking care of the rest of your yard.