Do you know how important pruning is to a trees overall health? Most homeowners only prune their trees when the branches die or start to intrude into unwanted territory such as a neighbor's yard, sidewalk, or into an electric wire.
Trees, even young ones, should be pruned on a regular basis to ensure a strong healthy growth. Pruning regularly will also create an attractive appearance to your yard. Regular tree pruning can be done by most homeowners with the proper tools, and a little knowledge of tree varieties.
If you are planning a significant trimming or a pruning project that will require climbing, or unsteady footing, be sure to call a professional arborist for advice or assistance.
Pruning may seem like an unnecessary chore, but needs to be completed for various reasons including safety, appearance, tree health and more. Check out these reasons as to why pruning should be added to your outdoor chore list:
Hand pruning shears, looping shears, or a pruning saw can be used for smaller trees or the occasional pruning. A small chainsaw designed for "recreational users" can be used for larger trees and thicker limbs. Arm and back fatigue is reduced by a maneuverable small saw, rather than a large saw that can lead to safety risks.
Regular pruning can help your trees develop a strong trunk with solid, well-spaced branches. Pruning can also ensure that your trees will remain healthy, serve as a long-lasting asset to your property, and make your property look great. Follow these techniques to ensure a proper pruning: