What is tree limb pruning?
Tree limb pruning is a specialized landscaping procedure that is done to help reduce the length and size of your tree’s branches. Similar to a haircut, tree pruning can have a number of positive effects for your trees and your backyard. With the extra attention, you’ll also discover if the tree needs something else.
There are several consequences of not doing regular tree pruning for your trees. These include: increased risk of failure, development of low limbs, formation of co-dominant stems, defects to the bark, as well as dead branches. When done properly, it can reduce the risk of branch and tree-failure, better clearance for cars and pedestrians, and improved the overall appearance of the home.
When trees fail by breaking branches or falling over, property can quickly be damaged. Occasionally, people could even get injured from falling tree branches. Don’t let this happen to you.
Below are the top reasons to invest in tree pruning:
1. Reduces the risk of damage
Tree pruning is important to protect your home and other structures from potential damage. This is because overhanging branches could fall at any second and cause damage to the roof of your home. Not to mention smaller branches or debris can quickly collect on the roof and gutters and impair the gutter system, which can cause water damage and mildew to grow very quickly and spread throughout your home. Tree pruning can also ensure your trees don’t come into contact with nearby electric lines, which can represent a fire hazard and could cause a power outage around your community.
2. It helps with aesthetics
Beyond the practical benefits of reducing the amount of risk to your home and yard, tree pruning can also help improve the curb appeal of your home. Pruning can also increase the amount of natural light that reaches your home and can improve your view while you are inside your home looking out.
3. It helps increase yields
Though this won’t apply to all types of trees, any tree that produces fruit will greatly benefit from pruning. Pruning allows a great amount of sunlight to reach the leaves of the tree and improves the overall shape so that it’s able to support a heavier and larger crop of fruit.
4. It helps the tree become healthier
Finally, one of the most important reasons to invest in tree limb pruning that you should consider is to keep your trees healthy all year long. Tree limb pruning can remove old, dead, and broken branches, which may be putting a strain on the tree.
If you’re interested in tree pruning please contact us today to speak to one of our tree experts.