What is Pruning?
Pruning is removing dead, diseased, or undesirable limbs. Pruning, when done properly, can improve the shape or growth of a tree. Usually, trees are pruned as preventative or as a corrective measure to remove dead branches, crowded or rubbing limbs, eliminate hazards, and create light and air penetration.
Why Should You Prune?
Pruning is mainly to remove parts of the tree that are no longer useful. Some Reasons For Pruning:
- Improve the overall health of the tree
- Control or direct new growth
- Prevent the spread of disease by removing dead or damaged branches
- Improve air circulation and allow light to shine through
- Correct weak or narrow crotches in the tree
- To accentuate trees best features
- Cross branching
- Remove limbs that are not safe and could be hazardous
When Should You Prune?
Pruning of trees can be done at any time during the year. When pruning, you should never prune more than 30% of the tree to prevent stress or damage. Pruning should be done periodically.
At Premier Tree Solutions, we provide expert pruning by our trained crew members, practice spike-less pruning and conform to ANSI 300 Standards. Using spikes can cause further damage and stress to the tree. *We use spikes for tree removal only.