Welcome to my blog. My name is Sarah, and right now, I can see my favourite tree from my window. A few years ago, it was ailing, but I learned everything I could about tree health and nurtured her back to abundance. In this blog, I plan to write all about tree care, from the basics you can do on your own to knowing when to call a professional. My love of trees grew out of my love for gardening and landscaping, and I may write about those topics as well. I hope that you like my blog and that it inspires you. Thanks for reading!
It's hard to understand a tree's biomechanics if you are not a trained tree care expert or an arborist. An arborist or arboriculturist is a tree service professional with adequate knowledge in tree diseases, pruning, planting, cultivation, growth, surgery and other practical tree aspects. Arborists not only know how to take care of your trees, but they also know how to care for vines, shrubs and other perennial plants. Pruning is among the critical tree service practices these experts carry out. They know why trees should be pruned, the tools to use, when to prune and how to prune them. Find out why pruning is important to your trees:
Pruning Boosts Tree Appearance
Trees are useful in many ways, and one of them is enhancing the appearance of your landscape. This doesn't happen naturally. It takes efforts and commitment to tree care. Those shrubs in your backyard shouldn't be sheared into tight geometrical forms if it's not for a specific purpose. That's why you should always get a professional arborist to work on your trees to ensure the trees are in the right shape and size. The tree care experts have what it takes to keep your shrubby trees dense and well-proportioned. They also know the tools to use to remove suckers, waterspouts, unwanted branches and undesirable fruiting structures that degrade appearance.
Pruning Protects Property and People
Dead branches are a huge threat to not only the buildings or structures nearby but also family members and visitors. A dead branch can even fall on your pet and break their back or even kill them. Call an arborist to prune those narrow-angled or weak tree branches that overhang sidewalks or parking areas to avoid severe injuries and property damage. The tree care professional should also prune branches that affect overhead wires, traffic signals and street lights or those that obstruct your home's entry.
Pruning Promotes Tree Health
Everyone expects their trees to remain healthy when planting them. Healthy trees make for a healthy environment. An arborist will spot dying or dead branches and remove them before they cause some problems to the other healthy branches or trees. Severe insect infestation, diseases, storms, animals and other mechanical aspects contribute to the death or damage of the branches. A tree with rubbing branches is a health hazard, and an arborist needs to remove such branches or even branch stubs.
According to most arborists, pruning is a preventive tree care practice that starts at the planting time. Prune your trees at an early stage to encourage them to develop strong structures. Most people are unhappy with the health and appearance of their trees not because they weren't pruned at a good time but because they were improperly pruned. That's why you should leave the tree pruning task to a proficient arborist to avoid regrets.