When a storm or disease has damaged or killed a tree, it doesn’t matter what time of year it is: you must remove dangerous trees as soon as possible. But what about regular maintenance? When is the best time of year to hire a tree service?
What Service Do You Need?
Tree service is more than trimming, pruning, and tree removal. Tree services can also fertilize trees to encourage healthy growth, stabilize and support young trees as they get established, and remove stumps left behind from previously removed trees.
The best time to hire tree services depends on the type of tree and service. Trees may need fertilization several times a year, with different formulations of fertilizer. Some fertilizers promote root health, while others encourage bud or fruit formation.
Professional tree services should be able to advise you on the timing and type of fertilization the trees on your property need. Before hiring a service, check to see if they have arborists certified by the International Society of Arboriculture. They can offer the expert opinion you need for the health of your trees. Below are a few examples of when to fertilize trees.
The Greater Phoenix area is home to many types of citrus trees, which can thrive in sunny, hot weather. The best time to trim and fertilize citrus is in the late winter and early spring. These trees are highly susceptible to frost, so hold off on having your tree service come for trimming and fertilizing until the danger of frost has passed for the season.
Trees that drop their leaves predictably every year in the fall are best trimmed during their dormant season, between December and February. They are less vulnerable to infection from the wound left behind after trimming during the winter months. Tree wounds also heal faster when the tree is dormant, not trying to pour all its energy into new growth.
Native trees accustomed to desert conditions can be pruned in the early spring to help them retain a shape that will withstand Arizona’s summer monsoon season. During the summer months, desert trees are soaking up sunshine to fuel their growth. Summer is not a great time to interfere with their ability to take in solar energy by trimming these trees.
ArborCraft’s tree trimming and pruning services in the Phoenix area are supervised by certified professional arborists who know when to trim and prune your trees. They also know when to leave them alone to grow and thrive. We’ll ensure trees are pruned in such a way that they can better withstand storm damage while still looking great and can grow without stress from ill-timed trimming and pruning.
We also know when to fertilize trees and what type of fertilizer to use at different times of the year for different trees. So when it comes down to it, the best time to hire ArborCraft’s tree service is any time you are thinking about your trees’ health. We’ll give you an estimate and a plan for tree care customized to the specific trees on your property. Call 480-999-0575 today.