Planning ahead is often the way to get the best out of life and this is true when it comes to your garden.

With the autumn and winter months being an excellent time to get trees under control it is the perfect time to call in the help of a West Midlands tree surgeon.

Planning ahead is particularly important when it comes to pruning trees as getting the timing wrong can adversely affect the growth and health of the tree. 

Tree Surgeons

As such if you leave it too late to call in the help of a West Midlands tree surgeon you may need to wait until the end of summer to change the look of your garden.

Plan garden changes now

While some trees and large shrubs are better suited to alterations in summer, the majority of deciduous trees respond best to pruning in autumn and winter. These include:

  • Ash
  • Poplar
  • Oak
  • Birch 
  • Maple

Waiting until the leaves fall off is the best time to prune trees, so ideally choose late autumn to maximise growth and maintain good health.

If you want to reduce the size of a tree, tackle low-hanging branches, strengthen a tree or are worried about the signs of disease, a West Midlands tree surgeon will be able to help. 

Structural pruning should always be carried out by a professional to avoid damaging, splitting or over pruning the tree. 

When tackling low hanging branches for example this involves altering the crown of the tree to ‘lift’ it and needs to be done with great care to avoid creating an imbalance or weakening the tree. 

West Midlands tree surgeon

A West Midlands tree surgeon will carefully reshape the crown of the tree to control the level of the lowest branches to improve garden accessibility and safety. Likewise when reducing the size of a tree, a West Midlands tree surgeon will carefully prune the tree taking care not to damage or compromise the structure. 

If you are worried that a tree in your garden is diseased a West Midlands tree surgeon will be able to assess the extent of the damage and advise you on the best course of action. Cutting away diseased areas is best done by a professional tree surgeon to minimise the spread of the disease. 

If you have any concerns about the growth of trees in your garden or want to alter the size or shape, now is the perfect time to seek the help of a West Midlands tree surgeon to make sure your garden looks its best next summer. 

Garden Busters are experienced West Midlands tree surgeons, for advice on tree pruning or maintenance please get in touch.

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