Fall Tree Pruning and Trimming: Tips For Ensuring Your Trees Survive the Winter

Each year, leaf peepers come from all over to experience fall in the Adirondack Mountains and take in the vibrant natural colors of the leafy scenery found in Lake George, Saratoga Springs, and throughout New York’s Capital Region. As the days grow shorter, the nights get colder, and one by one the leaves begin to fall, we are reminded that the snow and bitter cold of winter are not that far off.

Fall is the ideal time to focus on tree care and maintenance, before the winter snow and ice arrive, potentially causing issues if the trees on your property are not structurally sound. As the leaves fall and reveal the trees’ bark and branches, take the time to look at the trees to check for defects, fungal growth or weak branches in their branching structures. If the branching structure isn’t strong or you notice a lot of weak branches, it could be an indication that the tree could sustain a considerable amount of damage over the winter.

In order to ensure your trees survive the winter, make sure to address any issues you notice as soon as possible. Below is a checklist of some structural patterns and problems to check for:

  • Branch decay and deadwood
  • Fungal growth or oozing sap
  • Unusual cracking in the bark
  • Splitting branches from storm damage or wind damage
  • Insect or disease affected branches
  • Hanging branches
  • Two branches originating from the same stem or crossing branches

A winter with a lot of snow and ice can cause a significant amount of damage to trees and if you notice one or more of these problems, your trees may not survive the winter.

The tree care experts at Adirondack Tree Surgeons can help you minimize the likelihood of winter related tree damage with selective pruning and tree trimming services. With their state of the art equipment, our tree experts will prune your trees with the utmost skill and care. We will ensure that we do not prune too much at once, which might negatively impact your tree’s overall health and sugar production. When our experts are finished, your trees will be healthy, strong and sturdy, ready to endure another brutal Upstate NY winter!

Proper tree pruning and trimming services completed by a professional, like the tree care experts at Adirondack Tree Surgeons, can help your trees survive through many years of season changes, severe storms and more.

Want more information on our tree pruning or tree trimming services? Give the tree experts at Adirondack Tree Surgeons a call today at 518-792-2225 or complete our short contact form.