When it comes to properly pruning trees, what are some of the first thoughts that come to your mind? For the average person, you probably don’t think much about this topic at all. The only time you think about needing to do any type of maintenance on their trees is when they have some type of problem. So the average person doesn’t have much information about the right technique that they should use. The majority people will actually go about it the wrong way. It is our goal with this article to make sure that you learn how to properly pruning trees so that you can avoid the problems that can happen.
For many people, we take a look at these huge trees that we have and we don’t believe that there’s anything that we personally can do to damage them. Of course, we can cut them down and call out a tree company that can do all sorts of things to them but we don’t think that we personally can damage a tree by improperly pruning it. But the truth of the matter is that we can definitely do that. Improper pruning can cause problems with your trees and it can be a lasting issue.
So what is the proper way to prone a tree? Well, you have to take into account what type of tree you are pruning and what you hope to achieve. Obviously, if you have a fruit-bearing tree you will probably prone at a lot different than a dogwood tree in your front yard. Your objective typically isn’t going to be the same as pruning a pine tree or some other giant tree in your yard. So it all starts with knowing what your objective is. Why are you pruning this tree and what do you hope to achieve?
The trees that can sustain the most damage are obviously fruit-bearing trees that are not that large in size. Improperly pruning them can cause them not to bear fruit in the future, it can lower the level of fruit it might bear so you need to be careful when going about that. Sometimes it is smart to prune the tree to stop problems from happening. Think about if you have a fruit-bearing tree are any tree that you care about that seems to have wood rot, disease, parasites, and infestation, sometimes pruning branches and limbs of the tree can either slow down these problems or it can completely remedy it.
So the most important thing to know is that you need to know what type of tree you are pruning, what you are trying to achieve, the proper technique to use for the specific tree that you have and what you can expect. Sometimes the most intelligent thing to do is to just call in a professional, someone who has done this a ton of times and who can get it done right for you. One important saying is, “never do another man’s job.” That holds true for just about any endeavor. So if you have any doubt, calling a professional who can do things right.