Reasons For Tree Pruning and Trimming

Tree Service Gainesville FLPruning and trimming are the most common tree maintenance procedures. Although forest trees grow quite well with only nature’s pruning, landscape trees require a higher level of care to maintain their safety and aesthetics. Pruning should be done with an understanding of how the tree responds to each cut. Improper pruning can cause damage that will last for the life of the tree, or worse, shorten the tree’s life.

Because each cut has the potential to change the growth of the tree, no branch should be removed without a reason. Common reasons for pruning are to remove dead branches, to remove crowded or rubbing limbs, and to eliminate hazards. Trees may also be pruned to increase light and air penetration to the inside of the tree’s crown or to the landscape below. In most cases, mature trees are pruned as a corrective or preventive measure.

Routine thinning does not necessarily improve the health of a tree. Trees produce a dense crown of leaves to manufacture the sugar used as energy for growth and development. Removal of foliage through pruning can reduce growth and stored energy reserves. Heavy pruning can be a significant health stress for the tree.

City environments do not mimic natural forest conditions. Safety is a major concern. Also, should complement other landscape plantings and lawns. Proper pruning, with an understanding of tree biology, like that provided by the tree care professionals at Mr. Tree and Lawn Service can maintain good tree health and structure while enhancing the aesthetic and economic value of your landscaping.

For proper tree pruning and trimming techniques call Mr. Tree and Lawn service your tree experts in Gainesville at 352-682-4444 or use the convenient “Contact” feature on our website.


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