Trim the Trees Before Winter Arrives in Kansas City, MO

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According to arborists, the best time for tree trimming in Kansas City, MO is in the fall and winter. As winter settles in, trees enter into a dormant state similar to animal hibernation patterns. For a tree, the dormant state provides protection against the winter elements and is a time of energy preservation before warm weather growth returns.

Trees naturally catalyze their own processes to survive freezing temperatures. Once temperatures start to drop, water inside of the tree becomes starch to form a layer of insulated tissue. The production of starch serves as the primary energy source that also aids in proper healing of a trimmed tree. Finally, once spring arrives, this starch signals that the dormant state has come to a close. It is crucial to trim a tree at the right time since the production of starch impacts a tree’s longevity.

Proper trimming techniques are also extremely important to maintaining the overall health of the tree. Improper trimming methods, such as over-trimming, shaping/tipping, etc. may cause a tree to become weaker in structure or balance in the short-term. However, long term it could make the tree more susceptible to bigger problems like diseases and infestations.

Improperly trimming your trees could lead to the following, more serious issues:

  • Breakage
  • Expedited decay
  • Reduced ability to fruit
  • Unstable growth
  • Stunted ability to heal naturally

It is important to consult a certified arborist’s expertise who will take into account an individual tree’s unique biology, qualities, and surrounding environment. A trained and certified arborist will follow the best practices to prepare a trimmed tree for the harsh winter months. Otherwise, inaccurate timing and tree trimming techniques can cause more damage than expected.

Our Safety Tree Service team is committed to providing excellent quality service for any tree trimming needs in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Please contact us to schedule an estimate. We are always happy to be your trusted tree experts.

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Our expert arborists are always happy to evaluate your residential, commercial, or utility tree care need in Western Missouri and Northeast Kansas at absolutely free of charge.

What People Are Saying

  • Safety Tree Service did a great job trimming several elm and ash trees for me, as well as a few pin oaks. The pin oaks had various dead limbs that needed to be removed and other limbs that needed to be thinned. Ty did an excellent job removing the dead wood and trimming the trees, which helped reduce risk of damage from limbs falling and greatly improved the health and overall appearance of the trees. With the recent bad weather I’m glad I hired Ty as I’m confident one of the limbs would have come down on a power line. I received bids from multiple tree trimmers and Ty’s bid was very competitive and he was able to provide proof of insurance. Some of the other bidders offered lower prices but were not insured! I do recommend Ty to others as he did a great job for me.

    - Joel Y( Kansas City, Missouri Elm and Ash Tree Removal, February 2017 )
  • We needed a to have a couple of large trees removed from our yard. Safety Tree Service did a great job. They raked and collected everything and left us with a totally clean backyard. If we ever need any tree services in the future I will definitely contact you again.

    - Michael W( Kansas City, Missouri Tree Removal )
  • Safety Tree Service is always on time. They do what they say they are going to do. There is no smoke and mirrors with Safety Tree Service. I only recommend his company to all of my clients because I know he will treat them with respect and care.

    - Patrick F.( Kansas City, Missouri Tree Removal and Trimming, February 2017 )
  • We use Ty and his staff at Safety Tree exclusively for all of our tree work referrals. Our company conducts grounds maintenance on a wide variety of residential and commercial properties. We have referred our customers to Ty because they continually tell me how exceptional their overall experience was with Safety Tree. I have heard everything from “experts”, to “very professional”, to “very skilled”, to “clean” and “fair” used to describe their encounters. I would not hesitate at all to recommend Safety Tree to any private or public entity or for any project regardless of scope or size.

    - Tony C.( Olathe, KS Commercial Tree Services, January 2017 )