Maintaining your yard is a lot of work. You have to plan ahead of time to get each section of your landscaping to work together to welcome your family and guests to your safe place. Keeping up with the flowers, shrubs, and maybe your garden adds pieces to the beautiful green whole.
The largest member of your landscape is the tree section of your yard. These significant additions bring shade and fresh air to your home. But don’t neglect to prune your tree or you may not have that tree for long.
What is the Purpose of Pruning
In their native environment in the forest, nature prunes trees. Either from weather striking, animals knocking parts down, or gravity taking a toll, damaged branches drop away. In the wild, the dropping tree branch has little chance to do much long-term damage.
But in neighborhoods, many things can go wrong. There are power lines, people and pets, and cars that falling branches could damage. When done carefully, pruning can safely remove problematic branches.
Why is Pruning Good for Your Tree
Pruning maintains a tree’s appearance and shape. With the guidance of pruning, your tree will continue to function where and how you need it to work. Your tree can continue providing shade while not interfering with power lines.
A pruned tree is safer and healthier. A tree specialist, an arborist, will inspect and thoroughly assess your tree’s health and needs. A professional will look for signs of disease, rot, and problems along the trunk, branches, and roots.
Why Prune Before the Weather Turns Warm
Tree branches are much more accessible without their pesky leaves getting in the way. An arborist can assess your tree’s structure and make the most informed pruning decisions with the foliage cover.
Trees respond better during cooler temperatures because they are dormant. The cooler weather also helps slow the spread of any tree diseases. The rest of your lawn will also stay safe while heavy equipment gets as close as possible to your tree.
Independent Lawn Service™ has a professional arborist on staff to assess the needs of your tree. Then they make recommendations to improve your tree's health and safety. Have you noticed some strange growth in your tree? Give the experts a call at (734) 228-4729.