Tree trimming is one of the most important things a homeowner should do if they want to keep their front and back yards in excellent condition throughout the year – but trimming at the wrong time can do more damage than good to your trees. Here’s how to know when to trim your trees for the best possible results.

Research the Tree Type
Some trees are fast-growing, while others take their time – some might take months before they’ve reached their most optimal trimming point. If you know the type of tree and their particular growing habits, then you’ll know when your trees should be trimmed.

Seasonal Changes
Changes in season can sometimes mean that the tree is ready for a trim – but for the majority of large trees, don’t trim them too close, and leave the largest branches intact.

Before the Storm
If you know of potential stormy or windy weather on the way, trim any loose or weak branches before the weather arrives; this prevents the likelihood of these branches falling down and potentially causing damage to your home, property, or an unlucky person standing underneath.

Still not sure when you should trim your trees? Call Nationwide Tree Service for expert advice from a professional.