There are two reasons people choose to trim and prune. Trimming and pruning improve the health of a tree and improves a property’s visual appeal and image. Undesirable branches are usual dead, diseased or insect-infected. Removing these undesirable branches improves the tree’s appearance and its life. Proper pruning is, therefore, vital for the maintenance of healthy trees.
Trimming, Pruning & Cutting Explained
Cutting, trimming and pruning are three different processes. Tree cutting, also referred as tree removal, occurs when the entire tree is cut and removed for either aesthetic or safety reasons. Trimming tree services are related to work done to improve a tree or shrub’s design. Pruning, on the other hand, refers to general work that is done to improve the tree’s health and encourage growth.
Trees can be trimmed and pruned in a variety of ways. We use any of the following five trimming and pruning techniques.
As the name suggests, directional pruning refers to pruning done in a particular direction. The direction is chosen to facilitate growth in particular areas and not in others.
Tree topping is the reduction of the height or width of a tree, or both. This may be your goal when the tree occupies too much space or it is necessary to increase the clearance area below and around it.
Similar to hair thinning, tree thinning involves removing branches to increase sunlight and encourage tree growth. Lessening branches allows the tree’s leafs to have more access to sunlight. Therefore, the tree can grow and flourish.
The top of the tree is often called the tree’s crown. Crown maintenance involves the removal of dead or dying branches on the tree’s crown. The tree’s crown is an important aspect of tree maintenance.
The lower branches of the tree are removed during the crown lifting process. This allows for more space to be created beneath the tree’s crown. Removing these branches allows for the visual effect of the tree being lifted upwards. Crown lifting is usually done for one of the following reasons:
- increasing the clearance area underneath a tree
- avoiding a power line
- allowing sun into the property
How Pruning Can Save Your Tree
Tree pruning can save a dying tree by removing diseased branches and giving way for healthier branches to grow. Don’t give up on that ailing tree in your yard. Call one of our experts today to set up a free health assessment consultation.
Benefits of Trimming & Regular Maintenance
Healthy, mature trees that provide shading for a home can reduce energy costs. The cool shade fosters less dependence on ACs and fans. Saving your trees is, therefore, a worthwhile investment.
We offer a free assessment, which allows us to determine which trees need trimming. During our assessment we will also provide you with the knowledge you need to ensure your tree remains healthy. We will also provide a tree treatment that will keep your tree safe from insect damage. One call to (678) 505-0266 can protect your biggest investment and prevent future tree emergencies.