What exactly is tree pruning?
Tree pruning is the process of removing branches or limbs from a tree. Pruning is necessary for the health, safety, and longevity of the tree. It also helps to control the growth of the tree and can be used to shape a tree to improve its overall appearance and structural integrity.
Why tree pruning is necessary?
This is a question that can be answered by considering the tree’s size, the amount of foliage, and the overall health of the tree. When trees that are too large for their environment a pruning strategy should be planned as soon as possible. Trees that are sickly or dying should also be pruned as soon as possible to avoid danger from falling trees or limbs. If you notice that your tree has started to it is likely that the tree is in the process of falling! It is now time to immediately time to call Tomahawk Tree Service before damages occur.
There are many benefits to consider when pruning a tree which include better overall tree health, improved structural integrity, and a reduced risk of falling branches and limbs that can cause personal injury, property damage, and/or powerline interference.
Tree pruning can also help improve the amount of sunlight and wind to pass through the tree to allow for optimal growth of grass, plants, and other trees in the surrounding area. This can improve the trees survivability of high winds and storms.
What are the different types of tree pruning?
There are a few different types of tree pruning. These include:
Deadwooding a tree is the process of removing dead, dying, or diseased branches from the tree. This helps to improve the tree’s health and appearance and can also help to prevent damage to nearby property or even people. Dead wooding prevents decay from spreading further into the tree which helps to increase the longevity and lifespan of a tree.
Selective tree pruning is the removal of selected branches or limbs from a tree in order to improve its structure, shape, or growth.
Corrective Tree Pruning
Corrective tree pruning is the selective process of repair or removal of beams, branches, and limbs to improve the structure or appearance of the tree. It is typically used to remove damaged, diseased, or dead branches, as well as to thin out overcrowded areas.
Tree thinning is a combination of structural and selective pruning. The process of thinning a tree involves removing selected branches to accomplish a specific purpose. For instance, you may want to prune specific limbs to allow sunlight to reach the ground to improve grass growth under the tree. Or allowing wind to pass through the tree to mitigate potential damage to beams, branches, and limbs during high winds.
Canopy lifting is simply cutting the lower branches of a tree to allow room for a variety of reasons. You may want to allow people to walk under the tree without having to dodge branches, you may also want to plant vegetation under the tree, or you may also want to lift the canopy for a visual effect. Many people may think lifting a canopy will allow additional sunlight to reach the ground, but this isn’t always the case because for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Canopy lifting typically causes upper branches to grow larger and taller. It’s important to consult your Tomahawk Arborist to discuss your specific needs and a pruning solution to accomplish your goal.
Structural tree pruning
Structural tree pruning is a process of removing limbs and branches of a tree that are growing in an undesirable direction, interfering with surroundings, or competing with the central lead. This should be done in various stages of the trees life for ideal structural soundness.
Tree pruning and tree care are important because it helps a tree maintain its health and encourages proper growth. Other benefits of tree trimming include protecting your home or property from falling tree damage by allowing trees to maintain an upright shape and grow strong roots, trunks, and branches. If you would like to book a pruning estimate please contact Tomahawk Tree Service today to get started.