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The Benefits of Removing Trees in Winter

Trees are quite valuable. They enhance the appearance of your property and provide clean air for us to breathe. While trees can live for many years, they sometimes die prematurely due to various factors, including disease and infestations. When trees die, they must be removed to prevent people from being injured and disease from spreading to other trees. Often, winter is the best time to take care of tree removal projects. Here’s why.

Tree Removal Is Easier When the Ground Is Hardened From the Cold

When temperatures drop, the ground hardens, and this is especially true when it snows. Tree removal is easier and less impactful on your surrounding landscape when the ground is hardened because the hard ground better supports heavy equipment. Surrounding trees will not be uprooted, and tracks will not be left in your yard. It’s also easier for trucks to drive over hardened ground as there is less of a chance of them getting stuck.

Dormant Trees Are Easier to Remove

When trees are dormant, they are much easier to remove. Dormant trees are much lighter because they do not have leaves. Leaves cause a tree to be heavier. Trees are also lighter in the winter because there is less water running up the trunk and out to the leaves. Additionally, bare trees take up less space in the truck, and they leave behind less debris since leaves will not be falling all over the place.

Better Preparation for Storms

Because winter storms happen, it is best to remove any dead trees that are on your property ahead of time to remove any unnecessary dangers. Winter storms can cause dead trees to become a hazard. Dead trees with broken or damaged branches can fall on cars, your house, and even people. Because of this, it is best to remove dead trees as soon as possible so they will not pose any danger when winter storms hit.

If you have any dead trees that are in your yard, do not delay in removing them. Also, do not attempt to remove them yourself as this can be extremely dangerous. Licensed tree care specialists have special training and equipment that you do not have, so this is a job that is best left to the professionals. If you reside in Rock Hill, SC or the surrounding area, reach out to the team at Walker’s Tree Service to schedule everything from land clearing and tree removal to trimming and pruning and storm cleanup for your residential or commercial property.

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