Fall is the most appropriate time for tree pruning. Fruit tree growth and development slow down during winter. Pruning should be done just before spring bloom to facilitate good tree maintenance.
In general, tree pruning should be done in late autumn after the coldest part of the season has passed. It is also important to trim fruit trees at the end of summer to ensure sufficient light is provided for the fruits for a good crop. It is important not to do any unnecessary tree trimming near flowering buds or fruit berry screens. If there are dead branches present, these should also be removed to allow more light to pass through. Newly cut branches should be allowed to grow naturally and then should be covered with plastic to keep insects and moisture out.
The main purpose of tree pruning services is to improve tree health. Proper pruning promotes growth of healthy branches. This is beneficial because healthy branches will provide more support and strength to the tree. The growth of healthy branches and leaves can also prevent the occurrence of future tree diseases.
A tree service can also provide tree care advice to help owners reduce the costs associated with tree pruning services. Many people tend to hire certified arborists to perform tree care work because they trust that an arborist is certified. There are many factors to consider when choosing a tree pruning service, such as the certification of the arborist, their years of experience in tree maintenance, and the experience of each crew.
Certified arborists who have been performing tree care work for many years usually are able to trim, shape, and straighten trees much better than newer tree care technicians who are just learning how to trim trees. The reason for this is because experienced arborists understand how tree trimmers work. Newer tree care technicians may not know how to make a straight or level cut. This often leads to the tree being uneven or protruding at odd angles. It can also cause branches to break off and spread into other areas of the yard.
Trimming and pruning trees is important. Without proper trimming, trees can become unhealthy and even fall over. If the tree is left unpruned it can develop weak branches, buds, leaves, and or flowers that can cause decay, which can eventually destroy the tree. When the tree is pruned, its healthy branches can grow back stronger than before and the chances of the tree falling over or breaking is minimal.