It might be tempting to try to deal with pruning or removing that tree yourself. Or, maybe just call your friend or hire the local handy guy who has a chainsaw, and save some money. That could be a good start of a lot of problems.
An experienced Arborists has the fundamental knowledge to recognize the risk factors to a tree by assessing the setting and the exposure to the forces of nature.
Poor pruning can permanently ruin the look of valuable trees and leave them at risk of diseases, storm damage and ultimately death. You really DO NEED to consider human life and property damage too!
Pruning is both a science and art, that requires knowledge and experience. Bad decisions can lead to irreversible outcomes. Few people notice an excellent pruning job but there is nothing more noticeable than a poorly pruned tree.
Call Albert Trees Services and hire a professional that can recognize the flaws and skillfully eliminate or minimize the defects.
Don’t make these mistakes:
- DO Timing: There are good times to prune and bad times to prune. It depends on the species and condition of the tree and sometimes the location. Pruning at the wrong time can severely stress a tree and may even kill it. Pruning when trees are dormant can minimize the risk of damage from pests and diseases.
- DO Protect Your Trees During Construction: Before you start any renovation or construction around your home involve an arborist to protect and preserve your trees and the green value by setting up protection plan.
- DO Pruning: Lack of pruning is the most common of all the pruning mistakes. Proper pruning helps encourage new growth and good shape and eliminate dangerous, dying or dead branches.
- DO NOT Topping: This is usually one of the most obvious and ugly of tree pruning mistakes inviting a host of troubles. Cutting away the crown, a large section of the top of a tree, or all the leafing branches across the top half of the tree leaves you with a deformed specimen with severely weakened branch structure and increased potential for disease. The cost of topping a tree must be weighed against the expense of the removal and replacement if the tree dies, not to mention the loss in property value.
- DO NOT Raising the Canopy Too High: Removing far too many large lower branches in an effort to raise the canopy to let in more sunlight will result in a very unstable tall bare trunk with a small amount of foliage canopy left at the top.
- DO NOT Use your lawn care company to trim around your trees with a whippersnapper. These devices strip away the bark at the base of the tree and cause certain death. Use a perimeter of mulch to protect the base of you trees for trimming abuse.
- DO NOT Overprune: If you remove too much leaves and small branches of the tree it will be unable to produce enough food, transfer nutrients and structurally support itself and it may become a hazard.
- DO NOT Spray Your Trees: Stressed trees are more susceptible to insects and diseases and spraying trees with chemicals often stresses them more. In addition it has a negative impact on our environment and the birds and beneficial insects. Call the arborist at Albert Tree Services to determine the best course of treatment.
- DO NOT Prune the tree yourself : When branches are cut off too close, into, or too far away from the trunk, wounds will develop and permit disease and insects to establish. The right technique ensures bark tears do not happen.