All About Tree Pruning And Trimming
To keep your home beautiful and safe you need to undertake tree pruning and trimming regularly. To properly maintain your trees, you need to know about some terms. They include:
Tree pruning and trimming terms
Crown maintenance: This is the removal of dead or dying branches from the top of the tree (often known as the tree crown). By removing the crown, you keep your home safe as you don’t have to worry of the dead branches falling on your property or loved ones.
Crown lifting: This process involves the removal of the lower branches of the tree. The process is aimed at creating more free space below the tree top. In most cases, you undertake head lifting to clear space for a power line or to allow more sun on your property.
Topping: Topping refers to the reduction in the height or width of the tree. It can also refer to doing both. Tree service providers recommend this process when your tree has been taking up a lot of space, and you want to increase the clearance area below and around the tree.
Thinning: From its name, thinning involves the removal of tree branches so that the tree takes a given directional shape. You also undertake the process to encourage growth in specific areas.
Tips to consider when pruning your trees
For you to achieve the best results in your pruning you need to consider many tips that include:
Do it at the right time: The time you trim your trees have a significant influence on your results. For ideal results, you should undertake the trimming during the dormant season of the tree. You should note that different trees have different growing seasons; therefore, you should research the seasons of your tree and prune at the right time.
Use the right tools: The most common tool used in tree trimming is trimming sheers. To get the most from your work you should use high-quality sheers that are sharp enough. This not only helps you prune fast, but it also ensures that you get the right cut.
Work with a professional: If you don’t have confidence in your skills or you don’t have time, you should hire a tree removal company to help you with the work. In addition to the company doing the work professionally, it also does it fast thus giving your home a clean, professional look within just a short time.