Your trees have likely been in your yard since before you moved in. They may even seem to take care of themselves! Even though tree pruning may seem like a luxury, there are numerous reasons to consider caring for your trees.
If you would like to have your trees live long and prosper, maintenance pruning can extend their lives. Also the safety and structure of your trees can be addressed to protect you and your property which also can be supportive for the tree's health. Call upon an ISA Certified Arborist® who can give you the best advice and perform proper pruning.
A Red Maple tree, before (left), and near the end of pruning(right). Pruning this healthy and vigorously growing adolescent tree will decrease the weight on the branches, let wind blow through the tree and allow much more light into the house next to it.
This first-ever pruning will create the branching structure for the tree to mature with well spaced and strong main leaders. Another pruning in several years will set the stage for this maple to grow into a beautiful, strong, mature tree that the homeowners enjoy having outside their front door.
• To minimize any hazards
• To create strong trunks and limbs
• To create a structure of branches that can withstand blowing wind, weight of snow, ice, and wet leaves, flowers, fruits or nuts
• To create an overall balanced branch structure in terms of weight and shape
• To create a branching structure that will survive to maturity, or in the case of a mature tree, preserve the tree as long as possible for it’s condition and environment.
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