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TREE LOPPING KENMORE – PROPER PRUNING TIPS TO KEEP YOUR TREES HEALTHY

Trees add beauty, lessen air pollution, provide shade to your yard, and value to your home. However, trees need proper care and maintenance to keep them healthy. Proper pruning is one of the ways to keep trees looking good. Here are some tips to keep your tree healthy and good.​

Prune when needed. Pruning should be done right and not all trees need frequent pruning. The young tree will benefit from gradual pruning for about 4 years. Cut weak and hanging branches and any branch crossing another. In the case of a mature tree, prune only when necessitated. Crown cleaning or thinning is needed when you see dead or diseased branches and limbs that are rubbing or intersecting. Also, cut branches that’s rubbing against the house. You may need to remove other branches to give the tree a well-balanced canopy. 

Avoid pruning lower branches on a young tree. Those small branches are essential in sustaining the lower parts of the tree for photosynthesis and support. 

Less pruning for old trees. An old tree in poor health will need less pruning. Prune only dead branches as this will benefit old trees. Healing after pruning weakens a tree and diminishes photosynthetic capacity. Sustain old trees with fertilizer and water. 

Prune properly. Don’t prune a tree by cutting all the leaves in the middle and leaving foliage only on the outer ends of branches. It is called lion tailing, and not recommended as this method leaves the branches with a weak spot. High wind will bend the weak parts of branches and more likely to snap off. 

Also, don’t prune because you are excited to use your new saw. Recreational pruning is not advised. Do you want to prune for safety, health or beauty? Proper trimming gives you a healthier, more beautiful tree. 

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