Why Pruning Is Essential for Your Trees’ Health

Keeping your trees looking great year-round can seem like a challenge for many Denver-area homeowners. While removing dead or dying trees will help keep the rest of your yard in better condition, you’ll still want to maintain your healthy trees. The best way to do this is by routine pruning and trimming. If cutting healthy branches and limbs sounds counterintuitive to you, you’re not alone. Routine pruning is one of the best ways to encourage your trees to grow well. Here’s why.

Pruning Removes Dead Limbs
Dead limbs and growth can put strain on your otherwise healthy trees. The limbs still divert nutrients away from healthy parts of the tree, making it more difficult for the tree to grow well and flower during the warmer months. By removing those dead or damaged portions before they become severe, you’ll set your trees up for a more successful growing season and will make it easier for healthy limbs and branches to get the nutrients they need.

It Helps Stimulate Growth
Believe it or not, pruning trees can actually encourage new growth. Since pruning removes underperforming or struggling parts of the tree, it gets rid of nutrient-depleting limbs. As mentioned earlier, this helps free up nutrients for the rest of the tree. Over the course of the growing season, you’ll see better growth, thicker canopies, and healthier limbs as long as you stay on top of routine pruning.

Pruning Can Halt Disease Spread
Disease and fungal growth can move rapidly from tree to tree. Pruning allows you to safely remove the damaged growth and dispose of it away from your yard. This can effectively halt the spread of disease and harmful fungi, keeping your trees and shrubs safer, longer. Keep in mind that if you think your tree is diseased, it’s best to let an experienced plant health care professional inspect your tree prior to pruning it. They’ll be able to determine the best course of action to protect the diseased tree and to prevent its spread to nearby plants.

It Keeps Your Property Safer
Falling limbs and branches can seriously damage your property and puts you and your loved ones at risk anytime you’re in the yard. By staying on top of routine pruning, you’ll reduce the risk of falling limbs throughout the year. Pruning gives you the opportunity to remove potentially hazardous limbs before they can fall and damage your yard, your home, and your car or cause injury to anyone outdoors. Even better, this will save you money in the long run.

Prune Your Trees Regularly
Pruning your trees is one of the best things you can do for your yard and your landscaping. While it’s possible to handle the task on your own, it’s almost always better to let an experienced tree care team help. If you’re ready to improve the health of your trees and ensure that they can grow the way you want them to, contact the team at Root Tree Service today. Our experienced tree care professionals will help you create a plan to care for and maintain your trees. 
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