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Trees

Proper tree pruning and trimming stimulates growth, helps maintain the natural tree form, improves the tree’s health, and encourages overall safety for your home and family. Trimming during the wrong time of year can cause irreparable damage to the tree’s health. Any branches that are damaged or dead should be removed immediately. Trimming should be done in the late winter or early spring (between February and April). as this is when trees begin to develop their buds, and the sap inside the tree will help the healing process. It is also best for trimming to be done during this time to avoid attracting more bugs. Trimming during hot and dry periods should be avoided, as well as extreme cold periods. Stark’s Tree Service can provide valuable insight on proper tree trimming and pruning, contact us for a free consultation.

Hedges

Many hedges can be trimmed around two to three times a year between May and September as this is considered growing season. Regular maintenance is essential to hedge growth and health, and trimming should not be done too early in the year, as to avoid any animals living in the hedges. Evergreen hedges should be trimmed in the spring, and require regular shaping and maintenance for two years after planting. Deciduous hedges should be trimmed during the winter, and they also require regular shaping and maintenance for two years after planting. Stark’s Tree Service can provide you with the best information regarding your hedges, contact us for a free consultation.

Shrubs

The best time to trim shrubs is in the spring, depending on if the shrub is flowering on new wood or old wood. Flowering on new wood means the shrub flowers later in the growing season, and needs trimming in the early spring. Flowering on old wood means the shrub flowers early in the season, and requires trimming immediately after they finish flowering. If trimming is done too soon, the flower buds may be removed and there may not be enough time to create new buds for the following year. Stark’s Tree Service can provide you with the right information regarding your shrubs, contact us for a free consultation.