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Fall Tree Pruning – The Importance

Sun shining through maple tree leaves in the fall

Fall is quickly approaching, meaning it is time for fall tree pruning. Tree pruning is an important part of owning a property. Tree pruning is one of the best methods of preventative maintenance for young and old trees alike. Trees should be pruned regularly, as pruning protects the trees and your property from pests, damages, and injury. Pruning has many incredible benefits for your property and trees. Low Stump Tree Service will discuss the many benefits and types of pruning below!

Promote Tree Health

Pruning is the process of removing dying or dead branches and limbs from your trees, which allows room for new, healthy growth. Pruning protects your property from damages, deters animal infestation and pests, and promotes healthy growth and shape.

Maintain Trees and Landscaping

Pruning helps by encouraging healthy flower and fruit production for trees and shrubs. Regular pruning maintenance keeps your trees and shrubs dense and healthy. Maintained trees and shrubs create a beautiful landscape on your property.

Protect Your Property and Family

Dead or dying limbs or branches is a disaster waiting to happen. A severe storm or wind can cause dead limbs to fall on cars, homes, and other areas of your property. Unhealthy trees are also a safe haven for vermin, pests, and snakes. Regular pruning removes dead limbs and branches, creating a safe area for you and your family.

Types of Tree Pruning

Several different types of tree pruning can be completed on your property. A professional tree service will know which type of pruning your trees need to grow and flourish.
• Thinning
Thinning is completed by removing branches at the base, right next to the tree trunk. This allows dying branches to be removed, allowing space and air circulation for new growth.
• Topping
Topping is not the most common process, as it is usually completed to make trees grow in a certain way. Topping removes most branches down the entire trunk.
• Reduction
Reduction is completed by trimming back the volume of branches on the tree. This is typically done for safety reasons, like power line clearance.
• Raising
Low-hanging branches are a safety hazard for people and parked vehicles. By trimming low-hanging branches, you are raising the space where your tree branches start.

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