Can you believe fall is almost here?
It may be July now, but back-to-school ads are already starting to run. There are two ideal times each year to trim your trees and shrubs: late spring, and early fall. Maybe you missed the first trim of the year. Mid-September is a great time to cut away the summer growth and reshape your trees and bushes for the winter and next spring.
Clear away dead and diseased branches
Depending on when you trim in the fall, your trees and shrubs may still have all their leftover leaves from the spring and summer. Look for discolored patches and oozing cracks in branches or the trunk. Check leaves for spots or shrinking black or dark brown coloring. If you find something suspicious-looking on your trees, check with a Fielding arborist to get a second opinion.
Remove limbs and branches susceptible to storm damage
Heavy October snows are common around Colorado. The last thing you want is a long vulnerable tree limb that will snap under heavy snow. It’s best to safely and carefully remove that susceptible tree limb to protect the rest of the tree from collateral damage.
Shape your trees and shrubs for future growth
If a majority of your leaves are fallen, now is a great time to critique the overall shape and canopy structure of your tree or bush. Our Fielding Tree & Shrub Care team can help you learn the right proportions to target for any trees or shrubs.
Schedule your spring trim now!
One of the best investments you can make in your trees is scheduling your spring trim with Fielding Tree & Shrub Care. Don’t wait until next spring to make an appointment. As soon as warmer weather hits, our schedule fills up quickly. Reserve your spot with Fielding Tree & Shrub Care today and see why people call us South Denver’s favorite arborist.