Tree Trimming

Landscape maintenance and appearance pruning combine to produce the ideal plant you envision. By pruning and trimming trees in certain ways, you can promote fruiting and flowering, shape plants into specific types, and control plant size.

Security concerns are not often considered, but they’re certainly a good reason to prune your trees. Well-pruned trees are fitter and stronger. Dead branches, diseased trees, and feeble limbs are all a danger to people and property. When pruning trees, then take a moment to check if tree branches are getting to be too near safety lights, electrical lines or so are blocking traffic viewpoints. Depending on where you live, it is also important to prune trees to thin out branches and dead limbs before hurricane seasons. Too much foliage can lead to trees being top heavy and falling over easier in storms, and falling divisions may damage a home or plants below.

When thinning, reducing and shaping limbs and branches small enough to cut with hand tools, remember your cuts will encourage fresh growth. Cut limbs 1/4 inch above a bud that faces the exterior of this plant. This will be the path of this new growth. Maintain your cuts in a 45-degree angle to prevent water damage and disease. The first two cuts eliminate the fat out of the tree branch, and the final cut is designed for the ideal callus growth.

Tree limbs are pruned for numerous reasons, all of which result in a much better looking and better acting tree. Although trees do grow very naturally without pruning, this routine landscape maintenance enables your own trees to reach their full potential and live a lifetime. However, before you can find out how to trim a tree correctly, you need to understand the reason you need to trim a tree.

Pruning for plant health concentrates on removing dead, dying and diseased branches, branches that rub together, and any branch stubs therefore the whole tree continues to grow in a healthy way. Opening up the canopy to allow air and light filters throughout the whole tree allows for greater foliage when decreasing the risk of disease. By helping a tree establish one major tree and also a dominant leader, you produce a strong tree that’s finally able to defy winter storms and high winds.

This is actually the stem cells around the base of the branch. With most trees, you will see a slight swelling and rougher bark within this area. You want to create your final cut just to the exterior of this collar, but without leaving a stub. Create a complete cut using a 45-degree angle hanging out from the bottom of this tree. This prevents water damage also promotes the quick formation of the callus.

Southern California residents and business property owners with trees know that the job of keeping them in good condition is something best left to the pros. That’s why Garden Grove and surrounding city tree owners call on the experienced arborists at Garden Grove Tree Service when they need tree trimming, remove entire trees, or merely just deal with removing old stumps.