March is here, and this is the final month until September to prune your elms. After March 31st the seasonal Elm pruning ban takes into effect. We ourselves are also coming out of our long winter hibernation, and look forward to pruning trees and removing unwanted ones in the coming weeks.
I’m currently active doing quotes for property owners, and expect a busy spring here at Northern Tree Co. For all your tree care and removal needs just send me an email. We can discuss your needs and generally give a quote within a couple business days.
It’s October and here at Northern Tree we are still going strong! Our plan is to prune and remove residential trees until the ground freezes (which hopefully won’t be until the end of November). After the mercury drops below -10 degrees we will wind things down for the season. We normally restart residential work in the last week of March.
This is a great time of year for Northern Tree to prune your trees for dead wood and storm damage. The trees being in full leaf make it easy to spot the dead branches that naturally accumulate over the seasons. Once the leaves fall we can still see what’s dead; it’s just more difficult to spot it all. Keep this in mind this summer: If you are wanting the dead wood out of your trees, it’s best to do before the fall leaf drop.
The mild winter seems to have preserved many of the flower buds on our trees and shrubs. Never have I seen so many blossoms on the apples, cherries and plums as I have this spring. It could make for a messy summer once the fruit from all those flowers becomes ripe. But that’s months away. In the meantime, this is a good time to prune your apples and other fruit trees, if you want to maximize your flowering for next spring. Most fruit trees only bloom on mature stems, so new growth from the late summer won’t produce flowers. Something to consider this month, if you have a tree that you value it’s spring flowers.
After pruning over 2000 trees for the City of Regina this winter, we are now fired up to do some private work this spring. In the past week we have already completed a few tree removals, storm damage repairs, and pruning. Even did some stump grinding; which is rarely done this early in the year. The elm pruning ban is now in effect until the end of August, but everything else is fair game. So if you have a tree project big or small this might be good time to get the work done. With it completed, you can enjoy your yard all summer long with your tree issues solved.
Nice to finally have an April with no snow, as we had a lot of work to get through from this past fall. After pruning almost 2000 trees for the City of Regina through January and March, our guys have knocked off any rust they may have had over their short winter’s break. These days at Northern Tree Co. we are doing a lot of pruning, and now adding some removals to help with people’s summer landscape projects.
With the summer storms and elm pruning season upon us, we are fairly booked for the fall. If you are interested in having tree work done over the winter or in the early spring let us know. We are always interested in spring work, especially since our falls have been so busy the past couple years. It’s a great time to get a jump on the new seasons ahead.