Decaying and diseased tree limbs and shrubbery can spread throughout if left untreated. That is why proper pruning of your trees and shrubbery is so important. Here are examples of why pruning is so important:
HEALTH OF TREE – As with tree trimming and stump removal, pruning is important to your tree’s and shrubbery's health. A properly done pruning rids your trees and shrubbery of dead and dying branches and helps eliminate the spread of disease that may be present. Even a tree stump can harbor decay and disease and if not removed, can spread to other trees and shrubbery. Another important reason to prune your trees is that when dead limbs are cut away, it allows for more sun exposure while increasing circulation throughout the tree’s branches and the surrounding area.
NEW GROWTH – When dead branches are pruned a number of things happen. One thing is, that it promotes and encourages new growth. Removing these branches also exposes the healthier branches to more sunlight. When healthy branches are overshadowed by dead and dying ones, they don’t get the proper sunlight that they need, so they will cross each other as they grow, in an effort to grab a spot to absorb the sun’s rays. Branches that are trimmed away, allow new growth to happen, which will help your trees maintain their fullness.
AESTHETICS – No tree or bush looks good when half of its limbs are dead or dying. And ignoring it will only make it worse. Unsightly trees in front of your home take away from your home’s full potential. Unkempt trees near your home or business will grow wild and out of control, keeping the outside light from coming in, which will take away from that organic light. Pruning away the dead branches allows that light to come in and give your home or business a natural, pleasant feel. And a healthy, lush, full tree allows for more versatility. With a dying tree, there’s not much you can do with it, but save what’s left of it. With a healthy tree, however, you have the freedom to shape and trim your trees into whatever your heart desires.
SAFETY – Not only are dead and dying tree branches unsafe for the tree itself but it is also unsafe for us. A dead tree branch is an accident waiting to happen and it doesn’t take much to make that nightmare a reality. Because the branch is dead, there’s not much that is keeping it attached to the tree. From a strong gust of wind to an animal to natural occurrences like snow, there is a multitude of things that can bring a dead tree branch down. And that can prove dangerous for your family, friends, and customers.
EXPENSIVE – Trees that are pruned, trimmed, and cared for regularly will only bring value to your home or business. On the other hand, a tree that isn’t pruned and cared for regularly will end up costing you a lot of money in the long run. And this goes double for you if you have a tree with dead or dying branches near your home, car, or place of business.