Many people are under the assumption that tree removal in Ottawa cannot be done during the winter.

However, it turns out that winter can actually be a pretty good time to get your trees removed in Ottawa by a certified arborist.

Many, too, tend to think that Ottawa tree care businesses are not operating during those months, but we certainly are!

Read on to learn why winter could be optimal for tree removal.

Reasons for Cutting Down your Trees in Winter

When it’s cold and snowy outside, plants, shrubs and trees become dormant.

snowy trees in ottawa winterTheir leaves fall to enter a period of rest until higher temperatures come.

And of course the winter months bring snowfall on the trees in Ottawa and surrounding areas in Eastern Ontario and the Outaouais.

Does that sound like a time of year when tree care becomes impossible? Well, tree planting doesn’t occur, just like gardening and most landscaping activity comes to a standstill.

But so long as there’s not too much ice and snow to navigate, Ottawa tree removal and tree pruning can be handled on some days in the wintertime. 

Below are the reasons why winter can be a decent time of the year for tree removal

1. Easier Assessment 

Certified arborists and tree care professionals can better see and evaluate the tree.

This helps us get a more accurate diagnosis for a more precise, efficient tree removal in Ottawa

2. Less Damage to the Ground

Frozen ground becomes a solid, hard layer.

That will allow for bigger equipment to be moved around your property. 

snowy trees in ottawa winterSo long as we don’t have to move through huge snow drifts or banks, we are often able to get equipment into place (especially in the early and later stages of winter) for effective tree removal in Ottawa.

3. No Damage to the Flowers

Since these only bloom in spring, the chances of causing harm to them will be significantly reduced if you decide to take your trees down in winter. 

4. Easier Scheduling

As we stated before, there is a common misconception that trees can’t be removed in the coldest months of the year.

For this reason, people in Ottawa are less likely to hire an arborist in winter.

As a result, there is more flexibility in scheduling and you will benefit from a faster turnaround. 

Nevertheless, every tree should be assessed on an individual basis. Property owners are generally familiar with the tree care basics, such as watering or fertilizing.

However, some jobs should only be tackled by professionals, like tree removal. In order to get the best advice, contact us today and let us know about your Ottawa tree removal needs

The Dangers of Cutting Down a Tree by Yourself 

bare trees in ottawa winterTree care is generally hazardous work, but tree removal poses a greater risk than other simple tasks.

Successfully cutting down a tree requires knowledge on biology, tree physics, advanced cutting techniques and dangerous tools.

Homeowners who attempt tree removal on their own can be seriously injured by malfunctioning equipment, falling limbs or the trees themselves.

Here are some of the most common risks you could face:

  • Improper tools: certified arborists in Ottawa are trained in using equipment such as ropes, cranes, chainsaws, and wood chippers in a safe manner. 
  • Power lines: if you, the tree or the tools hit a power line, you could get electrocuted.
  • Decaying wood: decaying trees are extremely unstable. That and gravity are a recipe for disaster, as you won’t be able to control where the tree falls.

In short, attempting tree removal by yourself will cause more problems than it solves. If you have a tree that has to be taken down, do not hesitate to contact us. We offer the highest quality at very competitive prices in Ottawa