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3 Reasons to Have Your Trees Pruned

By Gfl

If you want to have healthy trees, you need to make sure you keep them pruned. Not only will your trees stay productive and healthy, pruning will help them grow and remain safe during heavy rains and storms.

In this article, we’ve compiled the top three reasons why you should keep your trees pruned. Please understand that it is very important to hire professionals who specialize in this type of work, since it is very dangerous to do this work yourself – you may not even have the needed equipment and you almost definitely don’t have the experience. The professionals you hire should have an ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) certification. This means that they’ll have a minimum of three years experience dealing with the maintenance of urban trees. Without further ado, let’s get into the top three reasons to have your trees pruned.

1. To Treat, Prevent, And Remove Disease

Just like us humans, trees are also prone to disease and may be harmed by it. By pruning your trees you can prevent disease and remove it – as if by surgery – from areas of the tree that have been affected. When the limb of a tree is dead or infected, it will have open wounds that invite in termites and other hostile bugs, which can then access healthy parts of the tree. Thus, if you fail to prune, you may end up having to remove the whole tree and deal with removing the stump.

2. The Encouragement Of Producing Fruit

If you have trees that produce some sort of fruit or flower, pruning is the best way to keep these trees healthy and productive. When you remove limbs that have been dead for a while, what you’re doing is preventing insect infestation and disease from growing. Pruning allows your tree’s spurs to grow and this causes fruit to grow the following year. If you spring for tree pruning this summer or fall, next season you will see and improvement in the growth of both colourful flowers and delicious fruits on your property!

tree pruning

3. Helping Tree Growth

Most trees are able to withstand harsh weather, but this ability improves when they are pruned. If you want healthy trees, make sure you help them grow by pruning them so. Be a good neighbor and prune your trees if they are getting shaggy and creeping onto the property next door. This will both help your trees grow and it will prevent any insects or disease from spreading from tree to tree.

To recap, it’s important to take care of the trees on your property because of the above mentioned reasons, but also for the following reasons:

  • It will help your yard by adding beauty to it
  • It will remove branches that could be hazardous to humans
  • It enhances the view of a valley or other views obstructed by tree branches

Be a good neighbor by keeping your property beautiful and by respecting the property lines. You will lead by example and hopefully your community and neighbors will do the same! Trees make the world a beautiful place!

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