Winter Care

Proper care of trees and shrubs can increase a plant’s lifespan.  We have outlined seasonal  guidelines to help you plan the care and maintenance of your landscaping.  These recommendations can vary based on weather conditions.  For more information or for tips that are specific to your property, give us a call or Ask the Expert:  asktheexpert@raystreeservice.com.

December

  • Tree and shrub pruning
  • Monitor White Pines for decline

January

  • Tree and shrub pruning- deadwood removal, crown thinning, elevating low limbs, and pruning for clearance around buildings or other obstacles
  • Check for possible winter discounts

February

  • Tree and shrub pruning
  • Inspect trees for structural defects, as it is easier to see without leaves
  • Evaluate insect/disease management needs
  • Begin winter dormant oil sprays
  • Begin spring fertilization

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