Trees are a gorgeous, natural addition to any space. But just like everything else, they get old, they become sick, and sometimes, they die. And when they do, it’s crucial to have your trees extracted so that they don’t cause harm to anything else in your favorite outdoor areas. But when exactly should you mark your calendar for having these removals performed, and why? Those are excellent questions, and we intend to answer them in this brief guide.
The Best Time of Year To Remove Trees
If you ask an arborist, the best time of year to have your trees removed is in late winter or early spring. You see, the leaves on your tree have already fallen to the ground. That means your branches are free of the extra weight. As a result, it’s a bit easier to have the tree entirely removed from your property. Plus, there’s a little less leftover mess.
On top of that, when the ground is cold, there’s less chance of disturbing the Earth that cradles your tall friends. We know—it seems like the frozen ground would make it more difficult to remove a tree safely. However, it’s the ideal condition for quick and easy removal. Further, the frozen ground keeps all surrounding vegetation in place during removal. So nothing around the tree is harmed as it’s uprooted.
The Benefits of Tree Removal in Late Winter or Early Spring
We’ve established that the best time of year to have your tree removed is in late winter or early spring. Thus, it’s time to discuss the specific benefits of choosing to have your trees removed during this time. Having your trees taken care of between late winter and early spring protects surrounding soil and vegetation from being disturbed or uprooted.
Additionally, trees are still in their dormant phases during this time. The bacteria, fungi, and insects that might have made their homes in trees are also dead or inactive. This means that there’s far less chance of a tree removal causing the spread of diseases or infestations to other trees or plant life.
The Most Cost-Effective Time of Year To Cut Down Trees
If you need another reason, late winter and early spring are also the most cost-effective time to have your trees removed from your yard. Why? For one thing, the leaves have cleared out, which makes it much easier—and in some instances safer—to clear trees. It also requires less work and money to get the job done. Of course, the exact price for tree removal will depend on:
- Location of the tree
- The ease of cutting
- Additional work for extraction
But generally speaking, the removal service will take a lot less from your wallet if you choose to do it between February and March.
In short, having your trees removed is an essential aspect of caring for them and the rest of your yard. But remember, it’s always better to have the pros handle this work. And if you’re in Austin, tree removal services are just a phone call away with SID Mourning Trees.
We’ll answer all your questions, assess your trees, and perform excellent tree extractions so that you can get back to enjoying your outdoor spaces.