The Advantages of Different Types of Tree Pruning

Pruning is an essential part of keeping trees healthy and happy. In this article, your Denver tree service company goes over the different types of pruning. 

Crown Pruning

One of the most common reasons behind pruning is to remove branches that are diseased, dying, dead, or broken. It can be tough for the layperson to identify what branches need to be removed, although an experienced tree service worker usually has a pretty keen eye. For many, it is second nature to identify quickly which branches should be pruned to keep the tree healthy.

Removing branches that are dead, diseased, or broken helps open up the crown of the tree. This enables increased air movement and light penetration, which is always healthy for the tree. It’s also a good idea to remove excess foliage and branches to decrease the amount of weight on a limb. Most arborists limit the amount of foliage to be removed from a tree to less than 25 percent of the tree.

In the aftermath of a storm, homeowners often gain insight into which branches on their trees might be threatening to buildings, signs, powerlines, streetlights, and parked cars. Sometimes the damage has been done by the time the homeowner realizes there is a problem. A tree service company can identify and remove poorly attached branches before they do any damage. Removing these branches is not only good for the tree, but it also provides assistance for trees to continue to thrive for many years to come. This structural pruning involves cutting branches back so the leader branch becomes dominant in the growth of the tree.

When trees are damaged because of Front Range storms, pruning is more important than ever. It can save the tree and promote future growth.

Other Tree Pruning

Trees that have been planted in tight spaces or close to buildings will need special pruning to keep buildings safe. Structures such as patios and other hardscapes can also be damaged, so trees planted nearby need clearance pruning to maintain an appropriate amount of space between tree and structure.

Other specialized tree pruning includes topiary pruning. This type of pruning adds particular interest to the landscape, and regular pruning is essential for the topiary to maintain its shape. 

When the view has been blocked by the branches of a tree, specialized pruning may be done to restore the view.  This could involve removing entire branches, thinning out the branches, or raising a tree crown to keep the integrity of the view.

Contact Root Tree Service for Your Front Range Tree Pruning Needs

There are many variations of tree pruning. Carefully considering the reason the pruning is needed is what tree service company’s use as a guide as the type of pruning that is necessary.  At Root Tree Service, our team ultimately wants to ensure the health of every tree on your property. Ours is a family-owned and operated business. Our experienced team believes in providing quality service and care for your trees. We take pride in every job we do, and we are positive you’ll be satisfied with our work. Give us a call today!

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