Pruning during dormancy is the most common practice. It results in a vigorous burst of new growth in the spring and should be used if that is the desired effect. It is usually best to wait until the coldest part of winter has passed. Some species, such as maple, walnuts and birches, may “bleed”—when the sap begins to flow. This is not harmful and will cease when the tree leafs out.
For the large trees like Maple, Pine, Doug Fir, Hemlock, Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii) and more. We can prune those for you safely, affordably and quickly to save you time and money. We offer free written estimates for thinning, pruning, wind sail reduction, or removals.