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How to Properly Remove a Tree During the Winter

How to Properly Remove a Tree During the Winter
Winter is one of the best times to remove any of your unwanted dead trees and stumps.

You may be tempted to wait until it is a bit warmer outside to tackle removing that pesky tree or stump. But, you may not believe it, but winter is one of the best times to remove any of your unwanted dead trees and stumps. Depending on their age and size, removing a tree during the winter can be a serious ordeal for an average DIYer. Harford Tree can help you remove your unwanted stumps and trees and amend your soil so your grass can come back during the Spring. But why do this during the winter? There are a few different reasons. Read on to learn more!

Safety First: Deadwood Can Be Dangerous

When a tree dies, limbs can become a serious hazard. They become brittle and weak, and then the tree has no means of holding onto them. Add to that the weight of snow, ice, and the force of high winds, and you have got yourself a recipe for a potential disaster. There are more downed and weak limbs in winter than any other season of the year. You also run the risk of the tree being uprooted in the early Spring. As the ground thaws and snow starts to melt, the ground becomes soft. A dead tree’s weakened root system is much more likely to let loose, resulting in the tree falling completely. Get your dead tree removed before this happens.

Maintain Appropriate Lawn Health

A dead tree or stump can change the pH levels of the immediately surrounding soil. Typically, after a stump is removed, the ground will be way too acidic for new grass to grow. This will eventually correct itself, but it might take over a year. You may try to put down grass dead down immediately following its removal, but it is unlikely it’ll grow. The best way for you to get your lawn healthy and prepared for the Spring is to get your soil’s pH levels tested. If the soil is tested as acidic, it can then be amended with lime to balance it. Some kinds of trees, like pines, produce a bit more acid. Add a bit of lime incrementally, wait a couple of days, and test the soil until you have reached the right balance. Make sure that as much of your old tree is gone as humanly possible too. Anything left behind could rot, grow fungus, and leach nutrients out of the soil. A professional arborist from Harford Tree can help you with all of this!

Tree Care and Maintenance from Harford Tree

Ready to have the beautiful yard you have always dreamed of? Harford Tree Experts & Landscaping, Inc has been in the business for decades, providing customers with quality work and quick responses all at the right price. We service the areas of Harford County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City areas including Bel Air, Fallston, Perry Hall, Towson, Essex, Parkville, White Marsh, and Middle River. For service during business hours, reach out to us or give us a call at 410-592-7321. We offer 24/7 emergency service as well, just give us a call at 443-250-6649. For updates about our business and more informative tips, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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