There’s a common misconception that trees can’t be removed or pruned in Utah during the winter months.
It’s easy to see why people think this. They’re spending less time outdoors, so yard work just isn’t on their minds. They think that the cold won’t be good for the wounds left by pruning. They also think it’s going to take forever to get the equipment on and off the yard because of the conditions. The fact is that winter can be the best time to have your trees removed or pruned with optimum efficiency.
1. Better Assessment and Accuracy
Bare branches during winter in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas means professionals can better view, assess, and access the tree structures and limbs. This allows for a more efficient diagnosis, which further allows for more precise, efficient pruning.
2. Damage to Flowers and Gardens is Minimized
Because flowers and summer annuals aren’t growing during most of Utah’s winter, the likelihood of causing damage to existing flora is greatly minimized.
3. Less Damage to Ground and Lawn
This is especially true for big tree trimming and removal jobs in Utah, including large pruning jobs. The frozen ground is harder, which allows for bigger and heavier equipment to be moved on and off the property with less damage than if it were done on soft earth.
4. Low Chance of Spreading Disease
The insects and fungi we see along the Wasatch front that spread disease are either dead or dormant during the winter. When Utah trees are pruned in the winter, they also produce less sap (which attracts insects) than in the warmer months. Combine these two facts, and you can see how disease is nearly impossible to spread in the colder months – especially in higher elevations like Park City, Utah, Heber Valley, and tree trimming along the benches in Sandy, Bountiful, Provo, etc.
5. Easier Scheduling
As we’ve already stated, most people in Utah are less likely to have tree trimming during the winter months. This means that if you choose this time of year for Utah tree removal or pruning, there is more flexibility in scheduling, and faster turnaround from phone call to completion!
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If you are a homeowner, property manager, or government entity in need of Utah tree and shrub trimming and pruning, tree removal, or stump grinding, give us a call at (801) 386-2405 or use our online contact form.