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Dormant Pruning is the process of performing routine maintenance pruning to your trees and shrubs during a period that will cause the least amount of stress to the plants. If you have shrubs that are overgrown, now is a great time to reduce the size and rejuvenate the plant. This type of heavy reduction pruning cannot be completed during the growing season due to flowering and stress caused by significant pruning.

Anti-Desiccant Treatments

Now is the ideal time to provide your trees and shrubs a sheath of protection against harsh winter weather. The main cause of winter injury to trees and shrubs is through desiccation, or drying out. Losing plant moisture through transpiration causes damage to new tissue that forms in the spring. You can provide protection now against plant desiccation with our Anti-Desiccant treatments. These treatments provide a protective coating to evergreens that reduce water loss through the leaf’s surface.

Dormant Oil Treatments

In addition to water loss, plants are very susceptible to insect and mite damage caused by overwintering. Certain types of insects and mites survive winter months in overwintering stages such as eggs or as mature females. These insect stages either pupate or emerge again in spring causing tissue damage that affects growth for the entire next growing season. Instead of waiting until spring to initiate control measures, take advantage of dormant spray oils now to provide protection. Dormant oil treatments control mites, some scales and eggs masses laid on the plants during overwintering and is a great way to get a jump start of the effects of insect damage for your trees and shrubs for the next growing season.

Contact Dial Environmental today to schedule an evaluation of your trees and shrubs and determine what pruning process is best for your landscape! Contact Sean at Dial Environmental.

Sean Johnson
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