4 Reasons for Pruning Your Trees & Shrubs
All About Tree Pruning
Pruning a tree may seem self-explanatory and relatively simple, however, there are a lot of things that go into. There are several reasons for why trees need to get pruned and a lot of science that goes into it. Pruning betters the health of your trees and shrubs and makes them look great at the same time.
Pruning consists of eliminating dead or injured branches and limbs for the betterment of the entire organism. It may seem that by cutting off parts of a plant you’re causing more damage, though it’s the complete opposite! This process makes them healthier and they don’t feel a thing! Here are the main reasons to prune and how it affects the trees you own.
By taking off dead or injured branches you can direct water and nutrients back to the healthy limbs. Insects love to infiltrate a tree through areas where it’s vulnerable or rotting. By getting rid of these limbs it’ll make your tree less attractive to pesky bugs, preventing diseases they may carry. Sometimes, branches end up crossing paths. Eventually, they grow into each other or rub against themselves causing more damage and deformity. When you prevent this at the start, these branches aren’t able to cause each other problems down the road when they’re massive in size and a threat to the entire plant.
Sometimes branches grow in places that they shouldn’t. When a limb starts to reach out over a sidewalk or driveway, it could cause a potential threat to passersby or personal property if it ever falls. When a professional takes care of this issue, you don’t need to take the risk and worry about that branch and the one day that it ‘might’ fall. High winds and storms could cause branches that are damaged to fall as well and should be taken care of before it happens.
Makes your yard look better
Let’s face it; no one wants to see dead material hanging off your trees and shrubs around the landscape of your yard. When getting rid of the bad stuff that causes an eyesore you make your plants look more appealing. On top of just getting rid of the junk, the plants grow thicker and greener since they have more nutrients to delegate to their healthy parts. You can think of pruning almost like giving your trees a haircut!
Have a better view
Sometimes some branches tend to block a beautiful view you may be missing out on. Whether it’s a lake, cityscape, or whatever’s in the distance beyond, some limbs and branches may be blocking your sight. When you hire a professional, they can prevent trees from growing into a view-blocker and event cut down ones that already are.
Let our professionals take care of all your pruning needs! Call us today at PPM Tree Service & Arbor Care, LLC to see how we can help.