Pruning a tree is an imperative part of tree care, and is required on a seasonal basis to promote new and healthy tree growth. This is especially important for fruit trees, like cherry, apple, and plum trees. There are various forms of tree pruning and tree trimming, all of which serve separate and important functions.
Continue reading to learn the top 3 most common methods of tree pruning, including who to call for trusted tree care near you.
❶ Crown Reduction
Crown reduction is usually reserved for trees that are overgrown, or too large for the space it is occupying. Also known as “drop crotch pruning”, this process involves strategically removing limbs and foliage in order to relieve an obstruction, or to create more space around a tree. It is only recommended for emergency, last resort tree trimming. However, it is a popular choice among property owners because it renders a more visually-pleasing appearance compared to tree topping and similar practices. Also, it extends the time period between pruning services, making your landscaping duties less frequent.
❷ Crown Thinning
Crown thinning is a common pruning technique used to provide more air flow and sunlight through a tree’s canopy. More sun, air, and wind can help a tree grow stronger and healthier, especially if it was getting too thick to adequately disperse sunlight nutrients throughout the tree. Mostly used on hardwood trees, like oaks, crown thinning can improve a tree’s structure and stability, as well as, make it more resistant to pests. Because it is a complex and selective pruning technique, it requires a professional team of tree care contractors.
❸ Crown Raising
In contrast to crown thinning, which focuses on a selective removal of inner foliage and limbs, crown raising focuses on the bottom half of a tree’s canopy for the purpose of providing clearance for pedestrians, vehicles, buildings or lines of sight. This practice is often reserved for trees on public or municipal walkways and roads. Generally, the degree of crown raising is specified by a municipal ordinance. No more than 35% of a tree’s canopy should be removed during crown raising, which is why it is important to have the service carried out by a trained professional.
Fishers Tree Pruning Services
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