TREE CARE by Lehigh Lawns & Landscaping

Fall and Winter are the best times to prune…

The late fall or winter is the best time to prune most trees. Pruning during this dormant period minimizes sap loss and subsequent stress to the tree. It also minimizes the risk of fungus infection or insect infestation as both fungi and insects are likely to be in dormancy at the same time as the tree. Finally, in the case of deciduous trees, pruning when the leaves are off will give you a better idea of how your pruning will affect the shape of the tree. Some fruiting and flowering trees should be pruned at other times of the year, depending on whether they flower on the previous year's growth or not.

Proper pruning enhances the beauty of almost any landscape tree and shrub, while improper pruning can ruin or greatly reduce its landscape potential. In most cases, it is better not to prune than to do it incorrectly.
Pruning cuts, crown thinning, and dead wooding are just some of the items we look at when we evaluate a tree. Difficult removals are our specialty. Stump grinding available. We also provide 24 hour emergency storm response as well.