If you have a tree in your yard and you see some dead branches in it, or maybe you want to improve its shape, you probably have thought of pruning it yourself. Pruning is a useful tool to enhance the growth and appearance of your tree. It is a horticultural practice use for preventive maintenance. A lot of tree health problems can be prevented by proper pruning approaches, especially in the younger years of a tree. If you want to learn more about tree pruning, read on as we discuss further.
When to Start Pruning
Pruning in the early years of a tree helps it develop a stable structure. A tree that has not been pruned early on may need more maintenance when removing large branches. Make sure to remove dead, diseased, and broken branches only. Consider these tips when pruning your tree:
How to Prune Large Branches
Some homeowners get intimidated with pruning large branches. With proper care, you will be able to prune your tree correctly using the following techniques.
Pruning Tools You Will Need
You need proper tools to prune your trees effectively. If you don't use the right tools, it is like going into a war without a gun. You will not win the battle. Here are some must-have tools used for pruning:
Call Trinity Tree Service for a free tree trimming estimate. Late winter is the best time to trim and prune your trees to prepare them for spring growth.