Tree pruning is the process when dead or sick tree branches are removed. Its main purpose is to protect the tree from damage, infections and other defects that may happen as they grow.
When you have trees in your backyard or garden, you know for sure by now that there’s some maintenance required to keep them beautiful. While trees are ideally strong and easy to care for, a little bit of help for them to stay healthy goes a long way. As they say, prevention is better than cure. The same goes with trees. If you keep them healthy now, it will save you from a whole lot of trouble in the future such as fallen trees on your property or a full tree removal procedure.
Among the most common maintenance procedures for trees are trimming and pruning. While these are very similar to each other, the main difference is that trimming is done with tools such as chainsaws and large axes while pruning is done by hand, commonly with pruning shears. Their benefits are also quite the same, but for this post, we will be focusing on tree pruning.
Here are some benefits of pruning your trees:
1. Promotes safety for your property and the people in it
Tree pruning may seem a little less tedious and complicated than trimming but it also does a lot in removing weak branches and twigs from trees. If a strong wind blows to the tree’s direction, you won’t have to worry about branches breaking windows or your car’s windshield.
2. Improves fruit and flower development
Because dead, weak and sick branches are removed from the tree, pruning encourages more flowers and fruits to grow - that is if the tree you have in your property is flower or fruit bearing.
3. Beautifies trees in your garden
Ever wondered how some trees look prettier than the ones in your garden or why they grow into a more attractive shape? That’s because they’re pruned to appear the way they are. Just like getting a haircut for humans, pruning refreshes and beautifies a tree even more than it was originally.
4. Improves the overall health of your tree
As earlier mentioned, if prevention is better than cure in humans, it’s pretty much the same with trees. If you have your trees pruned at least once every year, expect it to remain healthy and beautiful for many years to come.
Aardvark Tree Service is one of the best tree service companies in all of Volusia County. For many years now, our clients have always been very satisfied with the professional service we provide. Aside from tree trimming and pruning, we offer many other tree-related services with a guarantee of exceptional workmanship and reasonable rates. We service Port Orange, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and surrounding areas. We’d love to hear from you. Call us at 386-233-5069 for a free quote.
Jon is a 20-year tree professional, and has a passion for serving Volusia County with the finest tree service in the market.