Tree Trimming Clovis CA
What You Need to Know About Pruning
Many of the advantages of proper care for trees is obtained through Tree Pruning. Pruning the tree helps it grow properly, helps ensure it stays healthy and can remove any of the dead or dying branches before they call. Pruning does need to be done carefully and is best done by a professional to ensure it is done properly. It also needs to be done at the correct time of the year to prevent damage to the tree.
Pruning is done to help maintain the look of a tree as well as to remove any dead or dying branches that can detract from its look. It’s also done to help prevent falling branches, to help provide a clear view when driving to or from the home, and to help when trees grow too close to another structure. Pruning can help keep trees from growing too close to power lines or from getting to close to the house.
It’s best to prune the tree during the dormant season unless there is a hazard that needs to be dealt with immediately. During this time, the tree isn’t focused on growth, so it’s able to heal from the branches being removed. It is best to avoid removing larger branches when pruning unless it is necessary to do so. It’s a better idea, where possible to trim the smaller, younger branches to keep them from getting larger.
Numerous tools available today allow homeowners to prune branches further up a tree without requiring a ladder, but it’s still not a good idea to tackle this task alone for many reasons. There is danger when removing any branches, as they could fall in unexpected directions, it’s possible to fall off ladders when they’re being used, and the tools needed for pruning are sharp and can easily injure the user. Beyond this, it also requires specialized knowledge to prune the tree properly and avoid killing it.
Pruning removes entire branches from a tree, leaving wounds where the branch was attached. If this is not done properly, the tree may not be able to recover from the damage. Care is needed to ensure the branch is not trimmed too close to the trunk and that the branches are not too large before they are removed. If larger branches do need to be removed, this must be done properly to give the tree the best chance of healing.