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Whether you’re looking to add curb appeal to your home or you need to take care of a dying tree, Big Steve's Tree Care can lend a hand. We’re proud to offer trusted tree maintenance services in Northern Virginia and the surrounding areas. Our experienced arborists are committed to ensuring the safety and beauty of your property.
What Is Tree Pruning?
Pruning is the process of removing specific stems or branches to benefit the entire tree and its health. Tree pruning and removing dead branches is important because it helps reduce the likelihood of disease and improves the overall look of your trees while reducing the chance of property damage during a windstorm. Our arborists can make sure all of the trees on your property remain healthy and strong.
What Time of Year Should You Prune Your Trees in Virginia?
The time of year your trees need pruning depends on the type of tree you are dealing with. The best time to prune your trees will almost always occur during the dormant season. The dormant season is when trees shed their leaves to conserve energy before any new growth has started. The dormant season occurs right after Winter.
Oak trees need pruning from October to March. It is essential to avoid pruning your oak trees from April to June due to oak wilt. Oak wilt is an infectious fungal tree disease that can be deadly to the tree and is most prominent during summer.
Unlike oak trees, fruit trees can be trimmed as needed all year round, including the dormant months. The dormant season is the best time for trimming your fruit trees. The dormant season typically takes place from December to February.
Evergreen trees require the least amount of pruning and maintenance because they self-regulate by shedding any of their dead or damaged branches. To prevent safety hazards like loose branches, you can trim your evergreen trees as needed. Other than that, you will want to leave evergreen trees alone.
Quality Tree Trimming Services In Northern Virginia
If you have trees in your yard, it’s important to keep them well-maintained. Trimming your trees regularly helps them grow and encourages fruit production. With our large staff and reliable tools, you can count on our Northern VA tree service team to handle all of your trimming needs.
Our Tree Trimming Process Includes:
- Remove dangerous or dead branches
- Help to protect your tree from disease
- Ensure the beauty of your tree and your yard
Expert Northern VA Tree Removal
While Big Steve’s Tree Care strives to preserve the health and beauty of your trees, there are times when they need to be removed. Whether you have a dying tree or one that’s becoming a hazard on your property, our skilled arborists have the necessary tools to remove it.
Leaving a dead tree in your yard not only decreases the appearance and value of your property, but it can also attract pests and spread the disease to other plants. We take every precaution when removing trees and strive to get the job done in the most effective and efficient manner.
Do Tree Stumps Need To Be Removed?
Yes, tree stumps should be removed. Stumps do a lot more than decrease the appearance and value of your land. Their tendencies to host parasites and fungi make them a threat to your property.
The best thing you can do about the tree stump in your yard is to remove it as soon as possible before it causes damage. Thankfully, our stump grinding and removal methods are both sensible and safe.
Why You Should Choose Big Steve's Tree Care For Your Tree Maintenance
No matter what the extent of your needs, you can count on our expert arborists to perform quality Northern VA tree maintenance services in Mt. Vernon, Manassas, Arlington County, Alexandria, and beyond. We’re confident we can maintain trees of all sizes and handle projects of all scopes.
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