Think of tree trimming & tree pruning as a haircut for your trees. It not only makes them look good but is also good for long-term health. Young trees can benefit from pruning for structure, a practice we promote that allows healthy growth of the tree, without the need for drastic pruning, as it grows larger. Main branch structure is initiated and poorly attached limbs that will cross paths in the future are removed, or cut back to a proper bud or branch.
While trimming younger trees is the ideal place to start, mature trees should also be periodically pruned to remove diseased, dead or dying limbs as they can be dangerous to person and property. Canopies of mature trees can also block sunlight which will inhibit the growth of other landscaping as well as your lawn. The thinning of tree canopies can give your yard much more light and make growing plants and grass much easier. An arborist can determine what type of pruning is necessary to maintain or improve the health, appearance, and safety of trees. These techniques include:
Eliminating branches that rub each other.
Removing limbs that interfere with wires, building facades, gutters, roofs, chimneys, windows, or which obstruct streets or sidewalks.
Removing dead or weak limbs that pose a hazard or may lead to decay.
Removing diseased or insect-infested limbs.
Creating better structure to lessen wind resistance and reduce the potential for storm damage.
Training young trees.
Removing limbs damaged by adverse weather conditions.
Thinning or removal of branches to increase light penetration.