In our last blog post, we discussed the signs that your tree may need to be removed. Some of these signs include whether your tree's bark is falling off, dead limbs, or limbs without leaves sprouting.…Read More
Tree Trimming & Pruning
TREE SERVICE IN MOORESVILLE & SURROUNDING AREAS
Pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure. Although forest trees grow quite well with only nature’s pruning, landscape trees require a higher level of care to maintain their safety and aesthetics. Tree pruning and trimming should be done with an understanding of how the tree responds to each cut. Improper tree trimming or pruning can cause damage that will last for the life of the tree, or worse, shorten the tree’s life. At Tree Tech all pruning is completed to ANSI A300 specifications.
REASONS TO TRIM OR PRUNE A TREE
Trees are generally trimmed for one of three purposes: aesthetics, safety or health of the tree. For example:
- Aesthetics – Pruning a tree effectively helps to maintain its shape and appearance. However, you shouldn’t try to impose an unnatural shape or size on a tree. The amount of trimming and pruning that will be needed could seriously damage it.
Safety – Dead or broken branches and limbs can fall off at any time, which is a serious safety hazard. If the branches of a tree obstruct your vision while driving, they should be trimmed away. Finally, tree limbs and branches occasionally grow too close to utility lines. Contact the utility company to handle such issues.
- Health of the Tree – It is sometimes possible to save an infected tree by strategically pruning away affected branches and limbs. Thinning the crown of a tree improves airflow, which can be very beneficial. If branches are crossing or rubbing together, they should be trimmed so that they don’t fall unexpectedly.