Top 3 Reasons to Prune Your Trees

Published on: October 30, 2018

Trees offer so much beauty and function to your property. Not only do they provide shade and privacy, their leaves, needles and branches are gorgeous to behold. They also invite birds, squirrels and other wildlife into your yard to watch for your enjoyment. To continue reaping the benefits of tree ownership, you need to keep them healthy and safe. One maintenance chore is pruning. Here are three reasons to keep up with your pruning maintenance for the important trees on your property.

  1. Growth. Pruning can both inhibit growth or encourage it. Pruning back limbs that are becoming too long can be necessary. But pruning can also help encourage new growth or ensure your trees are growing the way you want. Aesthetics are a big reason you want to keep your trees pruned.
  1. Safety. If limbs are growing over your electrical lines or home, it may be best to prune or remove these limbs for safety. Keep an eye out for limbs that need to be pruned back due to growth or broken limbs that need to be removed.
  1. Health. Dead limbs that are unhealthy need to be removed to protect the rest of the tree. Regular pruning can also promote good health for a tree if done correctly. This can be very important for fruit trees to get the best production.

Pruning your trees is important, but it is also vital that you prune them at the right time of year and do it correctly. Poor pruning can jeopardize the health of the tree. If you are not sure on the best pruning techniques for your trees, call your local landscaper for lawn maintenance service.

Posted on behalf of:
Lane Landscaping
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 609-4510

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