Tree pruning and trimming can be important for many reasons, whether it be for aesthetic purpose, the trees natural health, or for safety reasons. It may seem like an easy task that you can accomplish yourself, but it can actually be extremely dangerous and should be done by a licensed arborist. Tree trimming is known to cause more deaths and injuries than all other logging activities.
Why should you prune your tree? You will want to remove any dead, damaged, or diseased branches to help prevent insect and decay organisms from entering the tree and growing larger. You may also find that your trees are growing a dense canopy and you may want to cut a few branches to increase the availability of air and sunlight to keep it healthier and prevent disease. Branches that cross over each other can cause pressure on other branches causing them to break and fall from the tree and should be taken down for safety and damage prevention. By using a licensed tree service professional, you will ensure a correct pruning job will be done. This will help to create and maintain a strong tree structure that will look amazing and prevent any safety hazards.
When are you supposed to prune a tree? Dead, damaged, and diseased branches should be removed as soon as possible. Otherwise, a general rule is spring through early summer is the best and gives the tree plenty of time to develop and gain health in those sparse areas. While pruning can be done at anytime, it is always good to avoid pruning during hot dry periods and extreme winter cold weather.
Here at CT Landscape Design our experienced arborists can help meet all of your tree trimming and pruning needs. We pride ourselves on being the best tree service in Fairfield County. If you have trees that need trimming or pruning, don’t hesitate to contact us today!