Pruning is considered to be one of the most popular tree services there is. The process of pruning includes removing or trimming branches and stems to improve the wellness and overall lifespan of the tree.
Now, many people might think that trees can look after themselves and barely require any maintenance at all, because trees that were planted or sprouted centuries back, still exist till this very day and are still healthy.
Although that is true, trees that are grown more artificially, especially planted rather than sprouted, require a lot more care and high maintenance than wild trees.
Why it is Necessary to Prune a Tree
Pruning includes giving a tree a trim and providing it with more opportunity to grow, which is also done with, for instance, roses and plants for growth purposes than pruning your trees are quite important.
Not only does it contribute to the health and sustainability of your trees, but it also removes broken and disease-infested branches, leaves and bark, which all contributes to trees getting sick or infected.
Pruning a tree thus also prevents insects and bacterial microorganisms to infest the tree.
During the process of pruning, a canopy is used to increase airflow throughout the tree, as well as lowers the resistance of light, which can contribute to reducing disease-related problems.
In addition, it removes water sprouts that eliminate weak or damaged wood, which will aid in providing more water and nutrients to the tree.
There are many reasons why you should invest in pruning your trees, at least once or twice a year. If you think about something as simple and irrelevant as branches crossing over one another, it doesn’t seem like it could cause problems for your tree. It does, however, cause damage to a tree. We often forget that trees can feel pain too. They are living organisms, just like animals and humans, which should be looked after and cared for on a much larger scale than currently implemented.
The Maintenance and Safety of Pruning
When pruning is carried out properly, it can be extremely effective. One should never try to prune trees by yourself unless you’ve done a lot of research and have consulted a tree professional.
It is due to there being too many safety hazards, such as branches which can grow abnormally or branches that need to be cut when causing a safety hazard to your home or pedestrians outside of your home/ the property you’d like to maintain.
Pruning is necessary to allow branches to grow correctly and follow a habit of growing in a certain way to maintain optimal health for a very long time. Additionally, tree removal is something that can be avoided with regular, proper pruning. It is in the trees best interest to contact a professional, to maintain it.