Seasonal maintenanceWhat You Need to Know About Pruning a Tree

September 8, 2017
What You Need to Know About Pruning a Tree
Do you know how to properly prune a tree?

When addressing your landscaping maintenance, the look and health of your trees should be a top priority. Trees are often a focal point for many landscaping designs and ensuring that they remain in excellent condition will enhance the look of your property. Also, taking the time to prune your trees could end up saving you time and money in the future. With that said, here is what you need to know about pruning a tree.

Best Time of Year

Take advantage of the comfortable temperatures in early spring to get to work on your trees. Not just for the weather, but this time of year is ideal for pruning because it’s just before new leaves and flowers begin to sprout on your tree. You’ll be able to see the work that needs to be done on each limb. During other times of the year, at any point when you see damage or areas of concern, prune those branches as soon as possible to avoid any future issues.

Best Methods for Pruning

Your pruning technique is essential to the overall health of the tree. It’s not just a matter of trimming twigs or breaking off branches; it’s a skill that requires knowledge of what helps trees grow and what keeps them healthy. Identify areas of concern like weak or split tree crotches and remember that some branches or limbs may require more than one cut to remove safely. Be mindful of maintaining the natural form the tree and allowing enough airflow and sunlight to promote healthy growth.

Best Tools

Pruning trees and caring for your landscape sometimes requires the usage of specialized tools. Shears, loppers, or even saws may be necessary to prune your trees effectively. Sharp, well-kept tools are the safest to use and deliver the cleanest cuts. Follow the safety instructions for all equipment and when necessary, call in the professionals.  Our experts at Pinehurst Landscape are happy to assist you with all your pruning needs!

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