There are obvious and not so obvious reasons to trim & prune
Obvious Reasons to Prune and types of Pruning:
Safety Pruning - removal of hazardous unwanted branches or laterals that overhang your property
Crown Thinning - the selective removal of branches to increase light penetration and air movement through the crown
Deadwood Removal - removal of dead, dying, diseased, crowded & weakly attached branches from the crown of the tree.
Elevating Canopy - removal of lower branches from a tree in order to provide clearance for buildings, vehicles, pedestrians, and views.
Crown Reduction - reduce the size, height or spread of a tree by pruning back the leaders and branch terminal to the lateral branches.
Health and structural: Trees can be pruned to promote health and vigor as well as to increase the structural stability of a tree. Pruning trees improves air flow between the branches and allows for better sunlight penetration. A properly pruned shade tree dries quicker which makes it much less susceptible to insect attacks and fungal diseases. A properly pruned tree will also allow wind to path through the tree and reduce the chances of damage during high winds. Removing weak branches helps the tree stay strong and healthy.
Clearance: The most common reason to prune a tree is to provide clearance from structures and overhead wires. Tree limbs that are to close to a roof can cause damage because the roof does not dry adequately after wet weather. Also squirrels and other animals can use tree limbs to access your attic. Branches that are to close to overhead wires can produce dangerous situations and can cause interruptions in utility service.
Not so obvious reasons to prune:
• Weak or diseased branches--remove to minimize spread
• Crossing and rubbing branches--eliminate damage to the tree branches.
• Branches are over extended and may break easily during storms or from ice or snow accumulation.
• Branches are interfering with power lines, telephone or cable lines.
• Structural integrity of individual branches or the whole tree is not ideal, but could be improved.
• Decrease wind resistance to reduce chances of tree falling over or breakage of individual branches
• Safety for people, playing, cars, sheds, play structures, pets, and small trees or shrubs growing underneath.
*Remember don't trust your trees to just anyone. Improper pruning techniques can cause trees to become unsafe and unhealthy.
The first-ever pruning will create the structure for the tree to mature into. Another pruning in several years will set the stage for your tree to grow into a beautiful, strong, mature tree that you enjoy having outside your home.
Why is tree pruning important?
Your trees have likely been in your yard since before you moved in. They may even seem to take care of themselves! Even though tree pruning may seem like a luxury, there are numerous reasons to consider caring for your trees.
If you would like to have your trees live long and prosper, maintenance pruning can extend their lives. Also the safety and structure of your trees can be addressed to protect you and your property which also can be supportive for the tree's health. Call upon Georgia Lawn and Tree Solutions who can give you the best advice and perform proper pruning.
TREE TRIMMING & PRUNING
We offer a full range of pruning & trimming services. From just removal of major deadwood to complete interior growth trimming. We have the right knowledge and equipment, we can trim your trees as necessary to maintain their appearance and health and to eliminate potentially dangerous dead branches and other common issues.
Professional Pruning of Trees, Shrubs & Bushes
Our professional pruning will enhance the beauty and the development of your tree, shrub or bush. Pruning can also repair limbs that were damaged by storms.
We can trim your trees as necessary to maintain their appearance and health. We use many tree trimming techniques , We are available for the service always to make you concern free regarding tree trimming and to keep your surrounding safe and beautiful.
TREE TRIMMING/PRUNING SERVICES:
(We do not "TOP" OR "SHAPE" trees but can come up with a better solution to your needs) improper pruning can cause your trees to be unhealthy and unsafe.
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