Tree dormancy is a phrase often used while discussing landscaping, but what exactly does it mean?
The dormant season usually arrives in your region within the early winter weeks.
Trees enter the dormant or “resting” season based on a decrease in temperature and daylight received. These are the two primary factors that determine when and why a tree will rest for the winter.
Why is the dormant season a good time to perform tree maintenance?
Fall and winter are great times to perform tree maintenance for a number of reasons:
- Drier grounds and bare branches allow arborists to access and inspect your trees with ease.
- Helps decrease the likeliness of disease to spread and harm the tree’s structure.
- Promotes tree viability when the ground thaws and the sun shines again.
Understanding dormant season and its effects on your trees may help you better monitor their health, learn more.