The Importance of Tree Pruning
There are many reasons why pruning a tree is important. Pruning a tree can influence in what way the tree grows. With proper pruning, a tree can be made to grow into a certain arrangment of limbs and branches that is more ideal for the structural integrity of the tree. Maintaining the tree’s structure helps to alleviate the risk of broken limbs and falling branches. A properly pruned tree will not have compromising branch structures and improper weight distribution that could lead to disaster later on in the tree’s life. Pruning can also greatly improve the general look of the tree. If aesthetics are important to you, proper pruning can make a tree grow in the desired fashion.
The greatest benefit for a tree will be derived when pruning is started early in the tree’s life. Over the duration of a tree’s life these pruning benefits include:
- Reduced potential for storm damage
- Reduced disease issues
- Reduced future maintenance costs
- Improved appearance of the tree
- Improved branch spacing
- Improving the useful lives of trees in the landscape
A certified arborist is your best bet if you want the job done properly and safely.