Tree Pruning involves removing both the living and dead branches from your trees. Removing both living and dead branches improves your trees balance, promotes new growth, and results in a better tree structure.
Proactive and periodic tree pruning is important to tree growth and health. Tree trimming is also necessary when it comes to the overall safety of your property.
What are the Benefits of periodic Tree Pruning?
- Prevent damage to your home, roof and power lines near your home.
- Protect your property from damage from fallen limbs.
- Ensure your neighbor’s property is safe from dead tree limbs that could fall on their property.
- Pruning will help the tree grow into the desired shape and provide greater clearance.
- Provides a polished look that improves both the curb appeal and value of your property.
Most common types of pruning
Topping involves removing all branches down to a few large branches or just the tree trunk. Tree Topping is usually done to younger trees to influence shape and growth.
Raising a tree elevates the canopy by removing the lower branches of a tree to gain greater clearance for homes, vehicles, equipment and humans.
Reduction is generally done to reduce tree size. In some cases, it is done to provide clearance for utility lines. Not as drastic as topping but instead ensures that the structure of the tree is maintained.
Thinning cuts branches all the way back to the branch of origination.
When is the best time for heavy tree trimming and cutting back shrubs?
The answer to this question might be a little disappointing but contrary to popular belief winter is the best time to cut back shrubs and trim tree branches. Tree trimming and pruning in the dormant season is easier for a couple of reasons. For one thing, trees heal more quickly in the winter. Another reason is that pests are less active in winter months, and the chance of disease and pest infestation is reduced.
We hope this article helps with your tree maintenance plans. Sharp Tree Service is a locally owned complete tree service business serving Cumming, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell, Duluth, Norcross, and Suwanee. If you need assistance or would like to speak to one of our tree experts about a project contact us by email or call us at 770-428-2543.