For some people, tree care and services are just a waste of money. Many uphold misguided opinions when it comes to tree care. Here are some tree care myths that you might have heard:
Tree topping is good for trees. Drastically cutting the tree branches, which remove many leaves, is harmful to a tree. It may even be hazardous to a tree. When that happens, better contact an arborist to better assess the tree’s condition.
Tree topping is not an advisable option. Tree lopping comes beneficial to a tree as the specialist can choose the right branches to cut to keep it healthy, attractive and safe.
Sealing tree wound with paint. In reality, sealing tree would with pruning paint only impede healing and encourage the growth of rot organisms and insect infestation. Painting the tree wound does not help the healing process. Trees do not repair the damage, but they create a barrier that seals itself from the unhealthy tissue. Painting or placing anything on the cut surface will only hinder the healing process of the tree. Also, it might cause long term damage.
Pruning branches should be close to the trunk. Pruning a branch too close to the trunk may lead to decay and disease. It can even lead to death for young trees. If you are pruning a young tree, make sure to cut a branch just at the base of the branch. When it comes to mature trees, it is best to use a tree trimming service.