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Tree Services: Various Forms of Pruning You Could Consider

The process of tree trimming may seem quite straightforward. All you have to do is cut away the limbs on your tree that seem worse for wear, right? Wrong. A lot of thought needs to go into what outcome you want from the process so that an ideal technique is used. What some people do not realise is that the process of tree trimming is actually a science since the arborists are dealing with living organisms.

Therefore, you should keep in mind that incorrect tree trimming could pose the risk of adversely affecting the health of your tree. This is why this process should be left to the professionals. Nevertheless, there are a number of benefits tree trimming provides such as enhancing the growth as well as the health of your tree. Below is an outline of the different forms of tree trimming that you could consider. 

Tree trimming via dead wooding

As the name suggests, dead wooding refers to the process of eliminating dying parts of the tree. This should be done as early as possible to prevent the tree from succumbing to ill health. Another reason you may want to consider dead wooding is if there are parts of your tree that have been attacked by pest infestations. Leaving these pests to breed in your tree limbs unchecked will lead to the eventual decay of your tree. Through dead wooding, you not only enhance the health of your tree but also ensure that you reduce the risk of limbs falling off spontaneously and posing the risk of property damage or injuries to unsuspecting passersby.

Tree trimming via crown lifting

Another technique you could consider when trimming your tree is lifting its crown. This technique involves the removal of lower limbs, which in turn makes the crown of the tree look higher than usual. However, crown lifting is not simply done for aesthetic purposes. Low hanging tree branches can prove to be hazardous on your property as they can brush against your structure, get entangled on power lines, cause obstructions and more. Therefore, crown lifting is also functional in that it prevents your tree from becoming an inconvenience on your property.

Tree trimming via topping

This type of trimming technique is also referred to as heading. This technique is used if you are seeking to reduce the overall size of your tree. With this tree trimming method, there will not be any area discrimination on which branches need to be eliminated. This is because the overall appearance is what is put into consideration.