Trees are a part of our life. In this modern world, we can see fewer trees around us which is a cause for concern and weather change. Therefore, people are planting trees now. Some people love to keep a garden in their backyard and take care of the evergreens regularly.
They regularly prune a tree; in general, we call it as trimming. Pruning of trees is removing its unbeneficial branches, stems which are damaged and diseased branches to keep the tree healthy. Sometimes we tend to this work yourself but end up cutting the wrong branches and stems.
Therefore, it is advisable to hire an expert who knows about trees, its subsidiaries, leaves and stems. Hire a professional tree trimming person to keep your tree healthy and also to make your garden area beautiful.
There are a variety of tree pruning techniques which you can do it by yourself. With essential tools and techniques, you can keep your tree healthy and eliminate all the dangerous branches and leaves. While there are different techniques but to perform DIY, you need to be well equipped and knowledgeable about trees to do the work by yourself.
Why should you prune a tree?
It helps you to keep the tree healthy and maintain its appearance along with adjusting its shape and size
Branches or stem of the tree needs to cut off if they are obstructing your way or about to fall. This can be dangerous for you, and is a safety hazard.
As we get disease similarly, trees do get infected. Therefore, it is good to remove the infected branch, leaves and other parts of trees if they are affecting the tree to grow healthily.
There are some general and easy tips for tree trimming. They are:
There are seasons when trees bloom with flowers, green leaves and look so beautiful. They make our surrounding excellent to spend time under the trees. And there is the season when the leaves fall off, or branches and stems go numb and dry. This is the right time to trim a tree when it is not blooming. You should avoid cutting a tree on its growing season it can affect in a reverse way.
Size of the branch matters when you are going to remove it. Remove the branches which are under 5cm in diameter. This does not affect the tree. But if it is in between five to 10cm in width, you should give it a thought before opting for removing it. You should have a simple reason when you are choosing to cut a branch which is more than 10cm in diameter. Try not doing it but if this is the only way left try to find a good reason which will not harm your tree and end up dying.
It is said to trim those branches which are in V-shape, narrow angles and weak. Do not cut strong branches; they are full of nutrients and energy. Cutting these parts can go wrong while it’s growing efficiently.
Too close or too far branches should be untrimmed. Do not leave the broad stub or remove the collar of the branch.
These are a couple of simple tips to prune a tree. This can be very helpful while you trim a tree. You can even hire a professional to cut a tree if you feel you have less knowledge or are too old to do the trimming of trees. You can learn more about tree trimming in our other articles that we will share with you. Hope the above steps will help you to do trimming and pruning.