In this Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Adam Passo from Davey's Southwest Milwaukee office shares the benefits of pruning a tree in the winter.

Posted: November 21, 2023

Just like humans, trees should get regular "haircuts" to stay looking and feeling their best.An arborists prunes a tree in winter

For trees, this is called "pruning," and it's the process of selectively removing or trimming problematic or unhealthy branches to keep a tree healthy and growing.

While many humans prefer getting their hair cut in the warmer summer months, expert arborists have found its best to prune trees in the winter, when they've entered their dormant phase.

We spoke with arborist Adam Passo, district manager of Southwest Milwaukee's Davey Tree service, about why it's best to prune your trees in the winter and how to go about doing it.

To learn more about winter pruning, click here.

For more information, contact the Southwest Milwaukee Davey office

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