When is the best time to prune?


With winter coming to a close and spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about pruning your trees back.  According to the experts, late winter and early spring is typically the best time to prune trees. This is when trees are entering the ‘rapid growth’ phase, as they have remained fairly dormant through winter.

Generally, access to trees is easier in late winter/early spring before the growth and foliage stage hits. The structure of branches is more visible and as the tree is dormant it will eliminate the bleeding of sap from fresh tree branch lopping.

Keep in mind the 5 D’s when it comes to pruning.

  • Dead
  • Dying
  • Diseased
  • Damaged
  • Deformed

Tree pruning should be performed if any of the above is occurring with your tree.

Pruning your own trees can be dangerous and let’s be honest hard work! If you are not an expert , sometimes more harm than good, can be done to the tree. Brisbane Treeworx cares for your trees and can improve your trees growth, structure and overall health. We can also check for any dead/diseased branches and make sure they are safe before the warmer months start and you start enjoying your back yard.