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When is the best time of year to trim trees?

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Winter is generally the best time to trim most deciduous trees. In the cold months, trees enter a dormant period and stop growing until springtime. This makes it an ideal time to remove branches, which will sprout new growth in the spring. 

However, certain tree species may need to be pruned and trimmed in different seasons. Still, it’s often recommended that you never prune your trees in the fall because fungi tend to spread profusely during this time.

And keep in mind you can remove dead, dying or infected branches at any time of year. You should also remove branches immediately if they’re a safety hazard.

If you’re unsure when you should prune or trim your trees, talk to an expert. Contact the best tree trimming professionals near you today.

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