Pruning is the selective removal or shortening of branches, with the goal of improving the structure, altering the profile or strengthening the health of the tree. Most trees should be pruned every two or three years, but some – particularly fruit trees, crepe myrtles and other ornamental species – respond well to yearly pruning. Additionally, trees that become damaged usually require immediate pruning, regardless of when they were pruned last.
Of course, homeowners can also prune some of their own trees, particularly those that are rather small. Just make sure to keep safety at the forefront of your mind.
As you can see, there is more to properly pruning a tree than just getting out a saw and hacking into it. If you need any further advice, we would love to offer any help we can. Contact Arbor Tree Surgeons to speak to a tree-pruning professional, who can help your trees look their best and remain healthy for years to come.