What time of year is best for tree surgery?

by fse-admin - / 25.07.2022

Planning for the months ahead

As the providers of tree work Ipswich property owners trust, we are often asked when the best time to carry out work is. Here’s everything you need to know!

  • Should you act now?

We all spend a lot more time outdoors during the summer months, enjoying the long, warm evenings and taking in the beauty of our gardens. It’s for this reason that you might spot any potential issues around this time of year. Calls to tree surgeons skyrocket during the summer months, and we perform a wide range of jobs for customers in Ipswich and the surrounding areas during this time. However, there are times when it pays to wait until summer has passed.

  • When is the time right?

So when is the best time to perform tree surgery? Well, it’s not during the warmer months. In many cases, it actually makes more sense to wait until trees enter their dormant phase. This can vary from tree to tree, but it normally starts in late autumn, all the way through winter, and then into early spring. So the chillier it is outside, the more your trees are primed for surgery.

What are the benefits of performing tree surgery in the winter?

There are a number of benefits to pruning a tree during this time. During autumn and winter, the trees enter a dormant stage which halts their growth. This cellular inactivity combined with low temperatures make this part of the year ideal for pruning. This is because pruning after any new growth has started can reduce the growth potential for the upcoming year. On a purely cosmetic level, you will be able to able to enjoy a beautiful garden come late spring and summer. Your trees will have really come into their own by then, retaining their health and shape from pruning and yielding much more foliage as a result.

Every tree is different

We’ve given the late autumn to early spring period as a general estimate, but the optimum time to perform tree surgery does of course depend on the type of tree.

We are able to identify a wide range of trees and will be able to advise you on the best possible time for them to be pruned. It can be hard to know what trees are which, as so many of them look the same. With our help, you can decide on a tailored approach built around your particular tree’s requirements.

Why choose Elite Trees?

We have years of experience to our name, and are able to perform tree surgery of varying scales and complexities with ease. With professional grade tools at our disposal, along with an expansive knowledge of health and safety, we will be able to get the job done without cutting any corners. Our prices are some of the most competitive in the Ipswich area too, making working with us even more lucrative.

We’re here to help

If you have any questions, we would love to hear them! Our team are on hand to provide support and advice, and would be delighted to help you plan your tree surgery for the months ahead.