The Benefits of Removing Your Trees in Winter

Here in Connecticut, you may think of tree care as a spring or summer task. After all, that’s when you might make your way to the garden center and pick out flowers and plants for your yard.

However, tree care, including tree pruning and tree removals, can be done all year. In fact, there are some benefits to scheduling tree work in the winter.

In this article, we’ll go over some of the reasons to schedule your tree removal during the winter months.

Rayzor's Edge Tree Service climber works to remove a dead cottonwood tree in Connecticut.

Tree Leaves are Gone During the Winter

Due to the lack of foliage on deciduous trees, the branches and overall structure of a tree are more visible, allowing the Rayzor’s Edge Tree Service team to quickly assess the stability of the tree, choose where to make removal cuts, and more.

The lack of leaves also allows us to transport the logs and branches off of your property easier. Leaves can take up a surprising amount of room!

Finally, fewer leaves mean less mess. While we always clean up all tree debris (including leaves) after a tree removal, the bare branches mean less mess to clean up in the first place. We can sometimes use the grapple saw crane to move a section of a tree directly into the log truck, saving time and several steps.

You May Be Able To Schedule Your Removal Sooner

Spring and summer are our busy seasons, so scheduling a tree removal during the winter months may mean that we’re able to remove your tree within a shorter time frame.

However, keep in mind that safety is always top-of-mind at Rayzor’s Edge, so a tree removal will be delayed if winter weather makes it unsafe for our crew.

Winter Tree Removals Prevent Damage from Hazardous Trees

If your tree is dead or dying, it has become a hazard to your property and any nearby structures or people.

Dead and dying trees become structurally unsound, can drop large limbs at any time, and are more prone to break or fall in a storm, high wind, or from heavy snow or ice.

Trees that have succumbed to Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) are especially brittle and extremely dangerous.

Don’t delay in removing a tree that is a potential hazard.

Rayzor's Edge Tree Service workers removing a dead cottonwood tree in Connecticut.

Pests and Diseases are Dormant

If your tree or trees succumbed to a pest or disease, most tree pests and diseases are less active during the winter months. Removing a diseased or insect-ridden tree in the winter is beneficial in that it can prevent the pest or disease spreading to other nearby trees.

Frozen Ground Prevents Damage

Due to the care the Rayzor’s Edge team takes in protecting lawns, this issue is less important, but still worth mentioning.

When the ground freezes, it becomes more solid. If a large tree branch lands on the ground or a heavy piece of equipment travels over the frozen ground, it is less likely to sustain damage when it is frozen.

Thanks to our tree crane technology, protective mats, and other preventive measures, the ground is rarely disturbed during a Rayzor’s Edge removal. However, the frozen ground is an extra level of protection.

Contact Rayzor’s Edge Tree Service to Schedule Your Winter Tree Removal

The Rayzor’s Edge Tree Service Team has the knowledge, skills, experience, and professional equipment to quickly and safely remove your trees during the winter months (and all year!).

Contact Rayzor’s Edge today to schedule your tree removal service.

Want more winter tree care tips? See the links below.

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