When to Prune Texas Trees.
Pruning is the removal of loose, dead or diseased branches from a tree or shrub. Regularly pruning protects the overall health of the tree from pest and diseases. It’s also eliminates branches from falling and injuring neighboring plants, property or people. When performed properly, pruning stimulates growth and increases flowering and/or fruit production.
A tree’s trimming cycle is typically every 3-5 years, but there are a few factors that contribute to your specific tree cycle: species, size and overall health.
The best time to prune or trim trees and shrubs is during the winter while they are dormant — for South Texas, January and February. Pruning during this season is optimal because wounds heal faster, there’s less risk of disease or pest infestation, less sap and it’s easier to see every branch.
Reasons for Pruning:
- train the plant
- maintain plant health
- improve the quality of flowers, fruit, foliage or stems
- restrict growth
Knowing when to prune trees keeps them healthy in the long-term while setting them up for a season of prosperous growth. Trees that aren’t regularly pruned are more at risk various types of damage and disease. This opens them up to become infected with insects and other decay organisms.
When to Call a Professional Arborist:
- Branches are close or touching your home
- Branches are dead or broken
- Your trees have not been maintained in the past 3 years
- You need your tree shaped for increased curb appeal
Learn more about the best seasons to prune here.
Our experienced and certified arborists at Urban Soil focus on professional guidance, environmental safety and high-quality work. They have mastered the craft of tree care services and understand how to perform a technical tree trim or prune that provides valuable benefits. Give us a call today for your free tree pruning consultation (210) 440-1049.