Winter Services

Our Winter Services

Yes! We work in the winter! Winter is the perfect time for professional tree trimming and removal. While it may seem unconventional to tackle tree care during the winter months, the season presents distinct advantages for these essential winter tree services, such as reduced risk, enhanced visibility, and opportunities for preventative maintenance and pest control. 

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Winter services in Waukesha, WI.

Preparing for Winter Storms & Preventative Maintenance 

Winter storms can bring heavy snow and ice, which can lead to limb breakage and extensive tree damage. By proactively trimming trees and performing other winter tree services, you reduce the risk of branches breaking under the weight of snow or ice. This proactive stance not only protects your trees but also minimizes the potential hazards they pose to your property and anyone nearby. Properly pruned trees are better equipped to withstand the rigors of winter weather, ensuring that your landscape remains safe and intact. 

Reduced Risk 

Snow and frozen ground can work to your advantage when it comes to tree removal. The frozen soil provides a stable and firm foundation for heavy equipment, minimizing damage to your property’s grounds during the removal process. Moreover, the snow cover acts as a natural cushion, reducing the impact of falling branches during trimming or removal. These factors significantly mitigate risks, enhancing the safety of both your property and the professionals executing the tree service. 

Dormant Trees 

One of the primary advantages of winter tree services is that trees are in a state of dormancy. Dormancy means that trees have ceased their active growth, and their metabolic processes have significantly slowed down. During this period, trees allocate fewer resources to functions like leaf production and flowering. As a result, they are less vulnerable to stress, making it an optimal time for pruning and removal. With minimal energy directed toward growth, the tree can allocate resources to healing wounds caused by pruning, promoting overall tree health. 

Enhanced Visibility 

Winter’s bare branches provide unparalleled visibility for arborists and tree care professionals. Without the cover of leaves, they can easily identify the tree’s structure and assess any issues. Dead or diseased branches, structural vulnerabilities, and signs of infestations are revealed, allowing for precise and informed decisions on trimming or removal. 

Pest Control 

Winter is an opportune time to address pest problems that may have plagued your trees during the warmer months. Many tree-damaging pests are less active or dormant during the winter months, making it an ideal time for pest control measures. By identifying and removing infested or vulnerable trees during this period, you can help prevent the spread of pests to healthy trees come spring, effectively breaking the pest lifecycle and preserving the health of your entire landscape. Invest in winter services for your trees today.

A tree damaged by a winter storm and severe wind damage, Waukesha, Wi.
Tree fell on house in winter.
Snow & Ice Build-up on Trees in Brookfield

Related Services

Tree Removal

Using state-of-the-art equipment, combined with skilled arborists, Dunbar Tree Service can safely and efficiently remove almost any tree. We provide tree removal by using our 50 ft. bucket truck, or by climbing those hard-to-reach trees.

Trimming & Pruning

Our full tree trims consist of removing dead branches, cross branching, interior cleaning, and even raising the canopy if requested by the customer. We specialize in safe pruning to give your trees, home, and other structures the necessary space to avoid damage.


Chris Dunbar is an ISA certified arborist, ISA #WI-1163A, working in the industry since 1999. Chris specializes in a wide range of residential and commercial tree services, where he is dedicated to maintaining a safe and professional environment. With over 20 years of working in southeast Wisconsin, he brings a high level of expertise to every project. 

Additionally, Chris is licensed and certified for the application of pesticides, fungicides, and insecticides by the State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. 

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