You might ask, “Is there such a thing that of a tree going dormant?” and the answer is YES. Tree dormancy is when a tree’s developmental and metabolic cycle either slows down substantially or completely ceases. Tree dormancy is closely related to environmental changes. It helps the tree conserve energy while enduring extreme weather changes, such as freezing temperatures, shortened sunlight exposure, and dry seasons. There are different time periods when tree dormancy commences, depending on the tree species and location.
The various forms of tree dormancy can be differentiated by how or what brought on the dormant stage of a tree or plant’s life. The different types of dormancy are Quiescence, Correlated Inhibition, Rest (winter dormancy), Physiological, and Morphological dormancy. Clearview Tree and Land have certified arborist that can assess each tree to identify the tree species and provide further information on the tree’s dormancy process.
The Rest Dormancy, also known as winter tree dormancy, is common amongst most tree species throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, and NYC region. The winter season in the northeastern region tends to be harsh and can hinder the tissue or bud growth process in most tree species. As a result, the tree produces a natural chemical, also known as inhibitor, which naturally halts the tree budding process. Winter dormancy usually commences during late September and early October, once temperatures begin to drop.
When trees are dormant, it is the best time to perform tree services such as tree trimming, tree pruning, tree limb removal, and tree removal. Contact Clearview Tree and Land at 888-808-4777 to receive a free estimate today.