Correct professional tree pruning will ensure that your trees are health and strong to last for generations.
Proper pruning helps your trees resist damage from storms, disease, pests, drought, and cold.
At Advance Tree Service Inc. we use our expert know-how to prune your trees correctly. Every cut in a live tree is a wound, which opens the tree to the possibility of infection. Pruning needs to be done correctly, with knowledge of a particular tree’s structure and growing habits. By taking advantage of a tree’s own protective mechanisms, proper pruning helps a tree grow stronger.
Trees are pruned not just for beauty, but also for strength and health. Pruning ensures better air circulation and allows strong winds to blow through a tree instead of pushing it over. It also help with light penetration for better health and growth, along with safety and clearance for structures and people.
Pruning a young tree encourages it to grow towards the shape you want it to have later – columnar, pyramidal, spreading, or weeping. Knowing a tree’s natural inclination will determine what kind of pruning it needs in its early years.
Mature trees need pruning too, even if they’ve been well cared in the past. All those past years, with their attendant storms, droughts, and insects will take their toll. Sometimes large branches will need to be removed, or the crown thinned to lighten the weight on the top of a tree. If so, the pruning needs to be performed as carefully as possible to avoid further damage to the tree, not to mention buildings and landscaping nearby.
At times, in addition to regular pruning, an older tree will need to be braced or cabled for added support. Such trees may be structurally weak, heavily burdened with fruit or foliage, or distressed from storm damage.
Pruning takes time and skill, but remember, your trees are among your most valuable assets, and Advance Tree Service Inc. is here to assist you with their proper care.