Most of us don't immediately think of tree care when we go over our winter "To-Do" lists, but the absence of leaves makes it easy to evaluate the condition and shape of our landscape plantings. In fact, addressing pruning and maintenance needs in the late winter, when trees are still dormant, is often best for the health of the tree.
Learn to identify common tree defects that may indicate tree risk, and understand how tree risk can be managed. Download this useful flyer on Managing Tree Risk , and check out other resources available from the nonprofit organization Trees Are Good. If you need professional help to manage your landscape plantings, the site also contains a referral service for certified arborists in our area.