Spring is Coming Don’t Wait to Prune…

As spring approaches, our trees come alive after the winter hibernation. Pruning, the most common of all tree preservation procedures, should be at the top of your “Spring Cleaning” list. Trees should be pruned every two to four years. It is best to start pruning trees two years and older regularly. Whether your trees are newly planted or towering and mature they provide a surprising amount of value to the property, a value that increases with the condition of the tree. A healthy well maintained tree is not only beautiful, but it can add value to your home or office.

There are many reasons to prune: health of the tree, aesthetics, establishing and maintaining structure, to allow the tree to “breath” by thinning the trees canopy, to eliminate hazardous branches, and to remove diseased or insect infested areas. Every branch should be removed with a specific reason in mind, as the pruning process could affect the health and growth of the tree. When it comes to removing safety hazards, such as dead, diseased, or weak limbs, the sooner you to attend to the issue, the better. These limbs can cause damage to structures and injury to people. What you may not see can be a hazard to by scheduling a free estimate a local tree specialist can come and inform you of any hazards or health risks of the tree.

What you may think is a good amount to remove it may not be. The amount of live tissue that should be removed depends on a variety of factors, including size, species, age, and the actual pruning purpose. Younger trees can tolerate more pruning than mature trees. It is important to remember that a tree can recover more easily from several small pruning wounds than from one large wound.

Pruning large trees can be dangerous. It usually involves working above the ground with special equipment or using a chain saw. To maintain safety, it is best to hire you local tree specialist to maintain the health and appearance of your tree.

In our neighborhood there is a great amount of Mistletoe. Mistletoe is a parasite that needs to be removed. It grows on the branches and trunk of a tree where it forms pendent bushes and sends out roots that penetrate into the tree eventually killing the tree. Here in our neighborhood mistletoe loves Pears, Ashes, Birches, and Maples.

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