Pruning your trees on a regular basis keeps them healthy and beautiful. When a tree is trimmed it is less likely to break during storms. It can also recover more easily if damage does occur because it isn’t spending resources on unnecessary areas.
Chances are, the beautiful trees in your yard is one reason you bought your house. A properly maintained tree is a wonderful addition to your landscape.
However, improper pruning can weaken the branch structure, cause cuts to improperly heal, and encourage the growth of suckers that can divert energy from those areas of the tree that need it most. Topping trees can seriously harm, or even kill, the tree.
Tree trimming has the following benefits:
- Eliminates branches that rub together
- Removal of limbs that interfere with wires, building facades, gutters, roofs, chimneys, or windows, or that obstruct streets or sidewalks
- Removal of dead or weak limbs that pose a hazard or may lead to decay
- Removal of diseased or insect-infected limbs
- Creates better structure to lessen wind resistance and reduce the potential for storm damage
- Trains young trees
- Removal of limbs damaged by adverse weather conditions
- Removal of unnecessary branches
- Improves the shape or silhouette of the tree