Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal

What Time Of Year Is Best For Tree Trimming?

It may be a brand new year, but we're still in the middle of winter. Surprisingly, NOW is the BEST time to have your trees trimmed to get them ready for spring!

Benefits Of Tree Trimming During The Winter

Did you know winter conditions create a more favorable environment for tree services? It's the healthiest time of year because:

  • The trees are free of leaves, making it is far easier to spot areas that need work which would otherwise be obscured by thick foliage;
  • Trees are in a dormant state their energy is being stored in the root system, rather than the trunk and branches;
  • There is a signficant decrease in insect activity, which means your tree is less likely to become infested and infected by pests;
  • Your lawn is also less susceptible to potential damage from moving heavy equipment across it to access your trees.
  • Spring is a wonderful time of year to heal and "open wounds" on the tree so it can be its healthiest.

Now, we're not saying you can't trim your trees during a Missouri summer... It's the time of year when everyone wants their trees to look their best! However, it can actually obscure any problem areas the tree has, which could lead to additional work down the road. Additionally, tree services require equipment to be moved onto your lawn, which is considerably softer during those summer months and could cause damage to your yard. Summer is also the time of the year when pests are at their highest level of activity and could cause issues for your tree by entering through those exposed cuts. 


An Added Bonus to Scheduling Tree Trimming Services in Winter

If you request an estimate and schedule tree trimming service this winter (e.g. January or February), we'll offer a special 10% discount off your service as a thank you for keeping your trees healthy and happy!

Professional & Safe Tree Services

Even if you have the tools, you may not have the time to properly take care of your trees. Our team of certified arborists provide professional, safe and prompt service. We're happy to provide you with a free estimate to see if our services are a good fit for your property.
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