We at CPL Landscaping & Tree want to pass on some good info about tree pruning. A lot of pruning is done by our tree service division.
There are a number of benefits to properly trimming the trees in your yard. Proper pruning improves the health of your trees by removing dead or dying branches. It also protects the branch structure and reduces hazards such as falling limbs or low-hanging branches. On fruit trees, it can improve the size and quantity of the crop. Officials at the Tree Care Industry Association – formerly known as the National Arborist Association – says trees in open settings do need trimming. Trees in the forests compete with each other and develop strong and practical branch structure to gather in sunlight and absorb water. In a yard, a lone tree can develop a broad or weak structure and die an early death.
The association has established four classes of pruning.
The first is fine pruning. This consists of small, premium cutting that improves a tree’s aesthetics.
The second is standard pruning. This involves slightly heavier cutting more devoted to enhancing the tree’s branch structure.
The third is hazard pruning, which is recommended when there are safety considerations. This usually involves the removal of branches two inches or greater in diameter.
The fourth is crown reduction pruning. This involves the reduction of the tops and sides of a tree. Major branches are usually removed. This pruning should only be done when there is storm damage, significant dieback or when branches are interfering with utility lines.
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