What is the Best Season for Tree and Stump Removal?

The Best Season for Tree and Stump Removal

Tree and stump removal can be done at any time, but it is especially important if a tree poses an imminent danger to people and property. For example, if your tree is showing signs of disease or decay, is located adjacent to your home, or it is an invasive species, calling Boyd’s Tree Service to remove this tree is a good idea.

But there is a particular time of year when it is most advantageous to remove dying or struggling trees, as well as dead stumps. The late winter and early spring make the most sense for tree and stump removal due to a variety of factors.

Reasons that Late Winter & Early Spring Are Best for Tree & Stump Removal

Preparing for Spring Growth

Occasionally, you’ll find that new trees or shrubs can begin to grow around dead trees and stumps. That is why time is of the essence when it comes to preparing the area for additional planting and growth. When you remove the dead tree’s roots from the soil, and aerate and plant seeds, you are preparing this area for spring growth. You can also shape the construction of the area.

All of this benefits the area surrounding where the dead trees or stumps were so you can have fresh growth during the rest of spring, as the weather turns warmer.

Better to Remove Trees & Stumps When Ground is Frozen

During the time of late winter and early spring, the ground is very likely to be frozen. The frozen ground helps other plants in your yard to stay in place during the process of extraction of your dead trees and stumps.

The colder ground means that the surrounding earth in general is less affected during tree and stump removal. Winter removal of troubled trees not only protects plants nearby but also protects the soil and grass.

Trees Are Dormant During This Period

In the late winter and early spring, your trees are dormant, meaning they are leafless and lighter. This makes it much easier for your Boyd’s Tree Service certified arborist to cut and handle the branches.

February and March, in particular, are as known as the dormant season for trees.

Other Plants and Trees Receive More Nutrients If Dead Trees are Cleared Away Before Growing Season

Since spring is the prime time for growth for your living trees and plants, you will want to remove your dead trees so they don’t obstruct the circulation of nutrients in that area of your yard.

The dead trees can cause problems for surrounding plants as the nutrients are not being distributed properly during the warmer months of spring and summer if these dead trees have not been removed.

By removing dead trees before the spring growing season, you ensure adequate nutrition for all of your other trees and vegetation. They also will sustain less damage if the dead trees are removed during the dormant season.

Tree & Stump Removal Could be More Affordable in Late Winter/Early Spring

The peak time for certified arborists to remove trees and stumps is usually later spring and the summer. When demand is often lower – during the late winter and early spring months – tree service companies tend to offer cheaper prices.

Specifically, the months of February and March are typically when it is most economical to have your tree and stump removal done. Tree service companies tend to lower their rates during this time in order to ensure steady business.

Let Boyd’s Tree Service Help Keep Your Trees Healthy and Thriving

At Boyd’s Tree Service, we are a full-service tree and stump removal business that serves the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas. Boyd’s Tree Service is a fully insured and bonded tree removal contractor with many years of experience with tree care and tree removal.

You’ll find that at Boyd’s Tree Service – comprised of fourth-generation tree men – we provide the most comprehensive tree care. We take pride in enhancing the well-being, beauty and aesthetics of your trees.

If you live in the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas and you would like more information about our tree services, or to schedule an appointment, we invite you to call Boyd’s Tree Service at (509) 585-4194.

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