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A beginner's guide to tree-pruning

Oct 9

A beginner's guide to tree-pruning


Regular pruning will make your trees more healthy and attractive. Knowing the basics of pruning such as how they affect tree health and appearance, will help you understand why certain tree removal methods are safer or more appealing than others.

Benefits from Tree Pruning

You may be trying to keep a tree in good health, increase safety around your house or office, or simply make the tree look better. There are three benefits to trimming and pruning trees. The following are some of the benefits:

Improves appearance

Pruning gives you the ability to control how your tree looks. You can keep it in a natural and balanced form. Avoid trimming trees into shapes that are not natural. This could cause your tree to suffer.

Safety improvements

Trees with fallen branches are dangerous because they can break or fall without warning. Poor visibility is another safety concern. You may have difficulty seeing if the limbs extend too far. In some cases tree features may also cause interference with power lines nearby. Always call your energy company to resolve these issues, rather than trying to solve them yourself. Drivers who have ever been hit by tree debris during adverse weather conditions, such as heavy rain or hurricane winds, know that it is a danger. Many homeowners don't realize the dangers of breaking tree branches.

Tree Health

To ensure the tree's growth, it might be necessary to prune its branches and trunk if it has become infected. Sometimes, an entire tree may be saved from death by cutting off infected areas. Removing branches that are rubbing or crossing each other can prevent problems when the trees grow larger.

Why is it important?

Pruning is about controlling the size of our trees to ensure that their branches do not touch each other from the top. This will allow for air circulation and sun light to pass freely. Pruning will help reduce disease and prevent overcrowding.

It is generally best to prune a tree when it is dormant. You can trim pine trees in any season. However, smaller branches of less than 5cm are safer and more difficult to remove.
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