Trees contribute significantly to the aesthetic value of many homes in Beaverdam. This is because they form a big part of the visible landscape. Tree trimming helps to keep your landscape in the best possible condition. In addition, it helps keep your home and yard safe from the possible hazards posed by dead branches or tree branches near power lines, for instance.
Due to weathering, infestation or aging, trees’ branches can become dull, broken or diseased. They can also die because of fungus which penetrates the trees and infects them. Trees both young and old need pruning so that they have a sufficient amount of sunlight exposure and air circulation. Sometimes live, healthy branches are cut so that inner parts of the tree can have sun and air. Healthy trees can process photosynthesis better and provide oxygen to everyone. Read more at Medium…
Various factors need to be considered in order to ensure that your trees are trimmed or pruned properly. One of them is the reason for pruning the tree. Are you pruning the tree to remove dead branches, or to increase light and air penetration, for instance?
You need to be clear about your reasons for trimming your trees. That’s because it will in most cases dictate the best time to do it.
When to Prune
This depends to a large extent on why you prune. Light pruning and the removal of dead wood can be done anytime. Otherwise, below are some guidelines for the different seasons.
Pruning during dormancy is the most common practice. It results in a vigorous burst of new growth in the spring and should be used if that is the desired effect. It is usually best to wait until the coldest part of winter has passed. Read more at Arboday Foundation…
The worst possible time to trim most trees is in the fall. Not only do wounds from cuts tend to heal the slowest, but fungi resulting from decay are most active at this time.
In addition to having your trees trimmed at the best possible time depending on the goal, you also need the trimming done skillfully. Improper tree trimming could harm the tree as well as the person attempting to prune it. A lot of trees die when their branches are cut off haphazardly.
Can a tree die from trimming too much?
A single over-pruning or too much trimming won’t kill your tree if there is still some foliage left behind. But continuous over-trimming can have long-term effects on your tree and cause its death.
Trees need canopy to make their food and removing too much can make the tree weak. Improper cuts and at the wrong places can lead to decay and pests. Over-pruning also makes the branches too weak to withstand natural forces like wind or ice loads. The plant may get exhausted trying to replenish the foliage and turn vulnerable to pathogens. Read more at Go Tree Quotes…
An unskilled individual could incur personal injury from falling debris while attempting to trim the branches of a tree. Taking the right safety measures is a huge part of what professional tree trimmers do. This is why it is often best to leave this type of work to them, especially if you have mature trees.
Steadfast Tree Care is a reliable tree trimming company serving in Hanover County. You can count on us to deliver safe, effective, and skillful tree trimming, guaranteeing the health of your trees for the long term. Call today for your free estimate.