Tree pruning is the process of removing certain branches or stems from a tree. Although it may not seem like it, this process benefits the tree as a whole. You remove dead and damaged parts of the tree to help prevent decay and insect invasions. There are numerous other benefits to tree pruning as well, including:
Removing lower branches also helps clear views and avoid obstructed movement. Thinning the crown of the tree can also help air circulation and allow for new growth as well.
We offer tree pruning services in the Warner Robins, Ga area that can provide all of these benefits and more.
Types of Tree Pruning
Tree pruning can occur in a variety of ways, but there is a method to it. Specific kinds of cuts do the least harm to the tree and cutting in certain locations will also encourage continued growth. Certain types of pruning provide the most benefit to the tree.
Tree pruning requires an in-depth understanding of tree biology. You have to recognize and eliminate flaws in branches and the tree itself—and once you make a cut, there is no going back.
Much of tree pruning affects the crown of the tree. The “crown” is a term used for the top part of the tree. Each type of tree has a slightly different type of crown. That means that appropriate tree pruning will also vary depending on the type of tree.
Crown cleaning. In this type of tree pruning, you simply remove dead, dying, and diseased wood from the crown of the tree.
Crown thinning. When you thin the crown, you remove branches on young trees throughout the crown. This promotes light penetration and airflow to the other branches and the plant life below. Crown thinning is only appropriate in limited quantities, and overdoing it can undermine tree growth. Take care to only eliminate weak branches on younger trees. Mature trees rarely need crown thinning.
Crown raising. When you “raise” the crown, you are really just engaging in tree pruning that eliminates low-hanging branches. This gives the tree more clearance so that it does not obstruct walkways or signs and allows more movement beneath it.
Crown reduction. Occasionally trees can become too tall and will require crown reduction to cut down their height. This type of tree pruning is not the same as “topping,” because it does not leave any stubs. Our Warner Robins, GA team recognizes that this pruning practice is generally not desirable, so we only engage in this practice when it is absolutely necessary.
If your trees are over growing or obstructing wire or roadways, tree pruning services may be necessary. Large, older trees are especially susceptible to this problem, but pruning younger trees can effectively increase growth potential as well. Speak with one of our trained professionals to discuss what type of pruning your tree may need and how our Warner Robins, Ga team can help.
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