Ryan Rose

Why Pruning Your Tree Is Important

In earlier posts, we’ve discussed how to prune your trees. We have also discussed what to prune from your trees, now it’s time to get into “why to prune” your trees.

Pruning and trimming your trees is important. The first point of why it’s important to trim your trees is for your tree’s health. By trimming and pruning on a regular basis, it allows your tree to grow properly. It gives new buds and shoots the ability to grow. It also allows for proper root structure development.

The next reason it is important to regularly trim and prune your trees is to allow proper air flow throughout all the branches. If any of the branches and limbs of your tree aren’t allowed to breath properly after being wet, mold and fungus could be allowed to grow.

As mentioned in previous posts, proper trimming and pruning allows for the removal of hazards. Falling tree limbs and branches are a common occurrence here in the Tri-Cities.

Another overlooked reason for proper trimming and pruning is to allow better sunlight to reach whatever is growing beneath your tree. You may have a garden or flowerbed nearby that isn’t getting the light that it needs due to an overgrown tree.

A very simple reason for pruning and trimming your trees could be for a better view. You may be living in a neighborhood like Canyon Lakes, Panoramic Heights, or any given neighborhood in South Richland and may want a better view of the area.

What To Do Now

Now, if you do not feel comfortable or simply don’t have the proper tools to do any of this pruning, we are more than happy to do any of this pruning for you. Also, if you have multiple trees to prune or just don’t have the time to do it, we are here for you. We can handle all of your tree pruning needs and services in the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Richland, Pasco) and even West Richland. We look forward to being your preferred tree maintenance provider.

What to Prune From Your Trees

It really comes to looking for a few simple things things when it comes to pruning your trees. Here is what you need to look for when getting ready to prune or trim your tree:

  • dead branches
  • broken & dead branches
  • diseased branches

Pruning Dead Branches

The first thing to look for when looking to prune your trees are any dead branches. Dead branches pose a risk to you, your home, or anyone walking in close proximity to the tree.

Pruning Broken & Damaged Branches

The second thing to look for when wanting to prune or trim your tree are any broken or damaged limbs. Like dead branches, broken or damaged trees pose a risk to your home, property like cars and trucks, or anyone walking nearby. These broken, damaged, or dead branches become even more dangerous during wind storms like the ones we have here in the Tri-Cities.

Pruning Diseased Branches

It is important to prune diseased branches. Diseased branches can end up killing the entire tree. It is important to catch and prune diseased branches as soon as possible.

What To Do Now

Now, if you do not feel comfortable or simply don’t have the proper tools to do any of this pruning, we are more than happy to do any of this pruning for you. Also, if you have multiple trees to prune or just don’t have the time to do it, we are here for you. We can handle all of your tree pruning needs and services in the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Richland, Pasco) and even West Richland. We look forward to being your preferred tree maintenance provider.

How To Prune Your Trees

You may be one of many people in the Tri-Cities who isn’t quite sure about how to prune or trim your trees. Top Tree LLC is here to either show you how to do it or to take care of your trees for you. Here is what to look for when pruning your trees:

Start with the three D’s.

  • Dead Limbs
  • Damaged Limbs
  • Diseased Limbs

When removing any diseased branches or limbs, you will most likely end up with the diseased spores on your blade. You should keep a 10% solution of bleach or even lysol. You will need to disinfect the blade between each cut.

When removing branches or limbs from your trees, you need to keep in mind that the weight of the branch will want to drag the limb(s) down. This in turn could end up ripping the bark off the trunk. This will cause more damage than good.

It is highly recommended that you use a “three cut” method. The first cut should be performed on the bottom of the branch. This will eliminate any peeling of the bark as mentioned before. The second cut should be performed on top of the branch. This will be the cut that causes the branch to fall from the tree. The third cut should be used to clean up the resulting nub. This cut should be relatively close to the trunk of the tree.

Now, if you do not feel comfortable or simply don’t have the proper tools to do any of this pruning, we are more than happy to do any of this pruning for you. Also, if you have multiple trees to prune or just don’t have the time to do it, we are here for you. We can handle all of your tree pruning needs and services in the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Richland, Pasco) and even West Richland. We look forward to being your preferred tree maintenance provider.

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