Palm trees are one of the most decorative and unique trees that you'll find in the warmer, more tropical climates. When properly cared for, these trees can be beautiful and full of foliage. However, knowing how to care for them isn't always easy. That's probably why you're here. If it is, then you're in the right place. This site is dedicated to the care and maintenance of all sorts of trees, including tropical varieties like palm trees. The information on this page can help you to understand which of the basic care steps you can do yourself and which steps are best done by a local tree service.
If you have a tree on your property that looks like it's dying, you may want a tree care professional to check it before winter snows arrive. Snow accumulation on a weak tree could cause the tree to split or fall over on your roof. Removing the tree before winter is a good idea if it isn't structurally sound. However, tree removal during the winter is possible too, and sometimes, winter is even a better time for tree removal. Here's why.
1. The Structure Of The Tree Is Easier To See
Once all the leaves are gone in late fall, the structure of the tree is easier to examine. If you've been unsure of the condition of the tree, the tree care service can examine the tree better when there are no leaves blocking the view. Problems with the bark are easier to see, as are dead branches and structural issues.
2. Cold Weather Can Prevent The Spread Of Infections
If it turns out your tree has a disease or infestation, the fungi or insects may not be as active once the weather gets cold. This could help prevent the spread of the disease to other trees in your yard.
Tree diseases often spread from tree to tree through root contact or when branches brush against each other. When the weather is cold, the tree care service can cut down the tree and haul it away with less risk of other trees getting infected.
3. Tree Removal Might Cost Less In The Winter
The cost of removing a tree is determined by the type of tree, its size, and how easy the tree is to reach. However, you might get a discount for work done in the late fall or winter since tree care businesses are often slower then.
Tree care professionals work through the winter, and they're sometimes quite busy after a winter storm takes down several trees. However, if the winter is slow, they might be willing to offer a discount to get new customers and stay busy.
4. The Tree Will Be Gone By Spring
Another reason to cut down a tree in the winter is so the tree will be gone before spring growth begins. When the weather warms up and trees start to bud, your yard won't be marred by the appearance of a dying tree in the midst of lush, healthy trees.
Plus, if winter snows and dry weather didn't cause the tree to fall, strong spring storms and heavy rain might, so it's good to schedule tree removal for the late fall or winter rather than wait until spring.
To learn more, contact a local tree removal service.