Tree Pruning Guide – February 2018: Part 2

Pruning your tree will be a consistent priority. It’s just part of home ownership and property ownership. We look forward to helping you with any questions you have about how, why, and how often. We want to be your goto tree pruning company in Kennewick.

Reduced maintenance costs.
Trained trees require less maintenance when they are mature. Typically, trained trees have fewer branches than untrained trees, which means less pruning. In addition, well-spaced branches provide easier access for arborists, and pruning can be accomplished in a shorter period of time. Finally, trained trees may not have structural defects that require correction by cabling, bracing, canopy thinning, and codominant stem removal, which avoids substantial costs.

Increased tree longevity.
Simply by remaining intact longer, trained trees serve as functional components of the urban forest for more time than untrained trees. Trained trees have a lower potential for structural failure than untrained trees. Failed trees and hazardous trees need to be removed. Trees that have sustained substantial partial failure often need to be removed because they are hazardous or unsightly.

How Much To Prune?
Generally, no more than 25% of the canopy of a young tree should be removed in any one year. In some cases, removing only 5% to 10% will be sufficient to develop structure and form. With particularly fast-growing trees or trees with significant defects, over 25% may need to be removed. You can reduce the height of a large tree by up to 30%. It is important that approximately half of the trees foliage originate in the lower two-thirds of the tree.

We look forward to helping you with all of your tree removal and tree trimming needs. When and if you have any questions about your trees, shrubs, or any other greenery on your property, we can help. We strive to be your only and best option for tree pruners in Kennewick.

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