News : Winter Pruning Helps Protect Trees Facing New Threats

Mar 8, 2012

Published on Portsmouth Patch

By David Anderson

Spring fever is arriving a bit early this year thanks to a largely snowless winter, and early March is the perfect time to invest in preventative tree care that will help keep trees healthy and green all spring and summer long.

“Because the leaves are gone, late winter provides an opportunity to clearly see the structure of a tree, and identify what should be removed for its health,” according to Portsmouth arborist Micum Davis of Cornerstone Tree Care.

“The dormant season is also the best time to trim a tree from a biological standpoint, in large part because harmful funguses are also dormant right now too,” he says.

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