We wanted to take some time to share a little about the importance of proper pruning. It’s not just a landscaping fashion statement. Pruning is vital for health and safety.
Is pruning really that important? Doesn’t mother nature take care of proper tree growth? Why mess with things better left alone?
Many people believe that it should be left to nature to “naturally prune” trees and foliage. While this is true for forests, the landscaping world is very different. In order for man-made landscapes to retain their safety and aesthetic, measures should be taken to carefully prune the trees.
Below are some common misconceptions when it comes to pruning:
Pruning is essential for many reasons:
Pruning should be done to preserve and promote attractiveness and health. Growing conditions are not always ideal – urban areas being especially prone to crowding and obstructions. Pruning can be a way to combat these conditions!
Basic routine pruning – removing dead, weak and diseased limbs – can usually be done throughout the year. However, it’s important to note that every type of tree has particular needs.
For instance, some tree species are more susceptible to disease than others. Some require a very specific type of pruning, and others can only be pruned during certain months of the year. Trees are incredibly complex, and every type of tree has its quirks!