Have you heard of misguided beliefs about tree care that can waste your money? Here are some of the tree care myths that you might have heard:
Tree topping benefits trees. Drastic cutting of the tree branches remove many of its leaves is unhealthy for a tree. It may also be hazardous. When that happens, better contact an arborist to better assess the tree’s condition. A better option to tree topping is tree pruning as the specialist will be able just select the right branches to cut to keep it healthy, attractive and safe.
Use of pruning paint to heal tree wound. Some people think that painting a tree after being cutting its branches is good and that it helps the tree to heal faster. But this is not true since trees do not repair damage but they create a barrier that seals itself from the unhealthy tissue. Painting or placing anything on the cut surface might even hinder the healing process of the tree and might even cause long term damage.
Pruning close to the trunk or leaving too much stump. It is wrong to cut a branch too close to the trunk. It can lead to decay and disease. Also, cutting with too much stump left is not only ugly, it can lead to extensive tree damage.
For young trees, it may lead to death. If you are pruning a young tree, make sure to cut a branch just at the base of the branch. For mature trees, it is best to contact a professional in tree lopping services to get the job properly done.