Tree trimming, synonymous with tree pruning, involves intentional and selective cutting of branches to achieve specific results. Some objectives include pruning to eliminate structural defects, to eliminate decay, for more sunshine on the yard to make it easier to walk under the tree, for a better view, to make the tree more resistant to weather events, for more fruit, etc.
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Generally, trees are trimmed to make the trees safer to live around, or to correct a defect. Here is a list of some of the more common defects pruning can help correct:
Pruning a tree's dead branches can help prevent branches from falling on your home, but it also reduces the risk of decay from the dead branch migrating into the live wood.
Generally smaller cuts made more frequently are better than larger cuts made infrequently. The standard covers where on the branch to make the cut, how much of the tree to cut and prohibits the use of climbing spikes by the tree trimmer.
Some trees have unique criteria to be considered when pruning so it’s important to identify the species of tree prior to pruning. We can offer some general seasonal tips about tree trimming.
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