Tree pruning is a critical step of maintaining your landscaping. Tree pruning ensures that every tree in your yard is healthy, growing properly, and not hanging over your home. If you aren’t sure why it’s worth hiring a professional from Nelson Tree Specialist to take care of the trees in your yard, here’s what you should know about tree pruning.
It Makes Your Yard More Beautiful
Trees that are unkempt and scraggly detract from the way that your home looks. Dead limbs or hanging branches are easily noticeable from the street, even if you drive right by them every day. Think of pruning your trees like giving them a fresh haircut—it makes sure their canopy is properly shaped, trims back any areas that have grown faster, and makes the entire tree look nicer. Tree pruning is particularly important if you are putting your home on the market within the next few months.
It Helps Encourage Good Growth
Trees in your yard are able to weather harsh conditions better if they have been properly pruned, as professional pruning encourages the tree to grow stronger. Trees that are maintained and pruned by professionals have stronger roots, so they are less likely to be damaged or uprooted during violent storms. Tree pruning also allows new branches to sprout and grow. For this reason, it’s especially important to have younger trees in your yard pruned.
It Helps Your Tree Bear More Fruit
Do you have fruit trees in your yard? They need to be pruned regularly to ensure that you are getting the best quality harvest possible. Dead limbs, diseased portions, and hanging branches should be removed by a professional right away. Fruit trees that are not properly pruned will actually be at a higher risk of insect infestation or disease. If you prune a fruit tree this year, the tree will grow more spurs next year. Spurs produce the fruit that is on your fruit tree, so pruning actually helps your fruit trees to produce a more bountiful harvest.
It Keeps Your Family Safe
Perhaps the most important reason on this list, tree pruning is important because it removes dead branches and diseased trees from your yard. These branches and limbs are often waiting to fall off, and they could become a projectile during a summer storm or fall any time of day. Hazardous branch removal should always be done by a professional, as it is the most dangerous part of the pruning process.
Tree Care for Every Tree from Nelson Tree Specialist
Nelson Tree Specialist provides specialty arborist services, tree crane services, tree care services, and dead tree removal services. We are well known for our top-notch skills and professionalism. We are members of the International Society of Arboriculture and we are considered certified arborists. We are also an accredited business through the Better Business Bureau and we have great reviews through Angie’s List. To find out how we can help your trees, whether they are exotic and strange or normal and plan, give us a call at (301) 854-2218 (Washington, D.C.) or (202) 909-5662 (Baltimore) or visit us online. For more interesting tree facts and tips, follow us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.