Trees in your lawn instantly add aesthetic appeal. The lush greens can immediately draw attention, and on top of that, trees that are healthy and well taken care of can add value to your property.

But sadly, sometimes, no matter how we love having trees in our garden, we need to cut some of them for a variety of reasons. Some trees need to be cut down to protect ourselves during a storm, others because they are diseased, and sometimes you really have to remove a tree to gain more space if you are planning to extend your home or add separate structure in your lot, such as a laneway house.

Regardless of your reason for needing to have a tree removed, you should always hire a licensed arborist to do the job. If you are uncertain about the best time of year to remove a tree from your lawn, here are some important things you might want to know:

If possible, have a tree removed during its dormant year. Trees become dormant for a certain amount of time during a year. And, if you’ve been intending to remove it, the best time would be when it is dormant. Ordinarily, the dormant season for trees is during winter or in early spring.

When a tree is in dormancy, it would be easier to have it removed. Also, during winter, the ground is cold and frozen. When you uproot a tree during the time of year when the soil is warm or moist, it can affect the health of the nearby plants. So, when you remove a tree during winter, it will be safer for the other surrounding trees and plants, too.

While winter is the most ideal time to remove a tree, sometimes, you shouldn’t wait that long. If you see a diseased, a pest-infested, or a leaning tree in your lawn, call an arborist to have it removed at once. Diseased and pest-infested trees are a danger to other plants; while a leaning tree is a danger to you and your property.