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Pruning: Benefits of Different Tree Pruning Types

May 12

We love watching snowfall on each branch of our trees during winter in Washington DC. These snowfalls can cause tree problems, including congested branches, low hanging, or broken branches. These are indicators that Washington DC tree pruning Washington DC was necessary for the tree’s health.

When talking about tree pruning practices, it is important to use the descriptive and correct terminology.

The Different Types of Crown Pruning

The most common pruning method is to cut down branches that have become diseased, broken, dying, or damaged. Certified Arborists have the ability, with a sharp eye, to see these branches as they grow. Arborists will quickly learn to recognize and remove these types of branches.

Tree pruning aids in opening up the crown of trees to allow for air movement and light penetration by removing broken, diseased, or dead branches. In order to reduce branch risk, it is essential to remove excess branches and foliage. Arborists are limited in the amount of pruning they can do for a tree. The rule is to trim less than one-fourth of the tree's living foliage.

Storms usually give homeowners insight into which branches could pose danger to buildings and signs as well as electrical wires and streetlights. These problems may not be discovered until the branches are damaged. Certified Arborists can help eliminate hazardous branches that aren't attached properly to minimize the chance of it causing damage to the tree. The removal of these branches is necessary for tree structural integrity and helps trees thrive in the environment for many years. One structural pruning method is to remove branches from lower branches. This will allow the tree's main leader to take over the tree's growth. This type of pruning will not cause the same problems as tree topping, which involves making large and random cuts at a tree's top. Instead, structural pruning can improve the tree's branch spacing. Also, it will cut back any unnecessary branches to maintain a high-performing tree in the environment.

Broken branches can be damaged by storms and need to be removed in order to manage the tree’s growth response. Tree pruning is performed to improve future growth by cutting back damaged branches.

Different types and methods of tree pruning

Trees planted in tight spaces or too close to buildings may need special pruning. Special pruning may be needed for spaces such as courtyards or patios.

Other special pruning options include topiary cutting. These types are eye-catching and require meticulous pruning. Topiary plants require regular maintenance to stay in shape.

Sometimes branches of trees can cause obstructions to views. It is possible to recover a view blocked up by trees using specialized pruning. Sometimes this may involve removing entire branches, thinning out trees, or raising a crown of trees to allow you to view the desired scenery.

These are just two types of pruning. However, there are many more options for tree pruning. You can choose the right type of pruning by carefully considering the goal. Washington Tree Solution's Certified Arborists want each tree to thrive. To do this, we will select the appropriate pruning methods depending on the season and your goal for pruning the tree. Plan to prune your trees this spring.


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