Pruning trees is an essential part of a trees health and maintenance. Proper pruning, can maintain good tree health while enhancing the aesthetic and economic values of our landscape. The three main reason we prune trees are safety, health and aesthetics.

 

PRUNING FOR SAFETY

Trees can become dangerous for those around them if not properly maintained.  Older and diseased branches can become prone to falling off, which is dangerous to the people and properties that surround them. Inspecting your tree’s regularly can help you know when your tree’s need to be pruned, this is essential after storms when the tree has been exposed to extreme conditions.

It is also important to  trim branches that interfere with buildings, widows, driveways or those that obstruct views. Keeping tree branches out of utility lines is another important safety aspect of tree maintenance, failure to trim trees away from lines can lead to more hazardous situations in the future.

PRUNING FOR HEALTH

Weathering, aging and infestation are all things that can make a tree’s limbs become dull, broken and diseased. Failure to eliminate these problems can cause the tree to die, because of the infestation that will occur inside them.

Keeping up with your trees maintenance by thinning the canopy and removing rubbing/crossed branches, will help them increase airflow and sunlight exposure.  You can also create a better overall structure of your tree to lessen wind resistance and reduce the potential for storm damage.

Remember trees are a great source of oxygen, keeping your trees healthy allows them to process photosynthesis better which provides oxygen to everyone.

PRUNING FOR AESTHETICS

Pruned trees create a better tree structure, this is essential for trees that do very little self pruning.  Well maintained tree’s look beautiful in comparison to overgrown trees. Keeping the trees on your property well maintained not only ads to gorgeous landscape, they can also help increase the value of your property.

 

In conclusion there are many benefits of tree pruning. Pruning is not only an important part for the health and safety of the tree itself, but also important process to the people and properties that surround it. Keeping up with your pruning is a great preventive measure for your family’s health and safety.

 

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