Seasonal maintenanceThe Importance Of Tree Pruning

November 10, 2017
The Importance Of Tree Pruning
Have you been pruning the trees in your yard?

Do you have trees on your property? Many of us do; however, not everyone knows how to prune them correctly. Several species of trees can benefit from pruning. Not only does pruning improve the look of your outdoor landscape, but is beneficial to the overall health of a tree. For these reasons, here is a brief overview of tree pruning.

Structure and Growth

If done correctly, a person can influence how a tree grows by pruning it. For example, if you have a tree that is close to your house, you can prune it in a way that when it continues to grow won’t come in contact with your home. Also, pruning can help the structure of a tree and increase its overall integrity.

Safety Reasons

Dead branches are an accident waiting to happen! This is especially the case for larger trees like oak. A fallen tree branch can cause severe injury to a person or animal. Also, a tree branch can cause damage to your home and property.

When Should To Prune

In almost all cases, pruning should be done in the fall and winter months. This is because you are less likely to harm the tree during the dormant seasons. Many people are under the misconception that cutting off branches is harmful; however, trees can withstand certain levels of stress. Not all trees should be handles the same when it comes to pruning. To be safe, you should do your research to ensure you know how to prune the species of trees on your property.

A Little At A Time

Don’t make the mistake of over-pruning your trees! It is important to remember that you can always cut off more and for that reason, only take off a little at a time. You end up killing the tree if you cut off too much of it. If you are new to tree pruning or don’t trust yourself, your best bet is to contact a professional to prune your property’s trees.

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