Tree pruning is a labour of love – this practice involves the selective removal of various parts of a plant or tree, like roots, limbs and branches, and buds.
Reasons to prune include the removal of deadwood that could fall and cause bodily harm or damage to your property, shaping and controlling the aesthetic of the tree, improving or maintaining tree health, prepping transplants for nurseries, and encouraging the growth of fruits.
Typically, pruning is used to remove visibly diseased, decayed, or structurally unsound limbs that could fall. This can be done by climbing a ladder, using spikes to literally climb the tree, or from the ground using a bush saw to help the process progress faster. This can be done with hand pruners, loppers, chainsaws, swede saws, and pole-pruners.
Pruning is also an aspect of crown canopy lifting – by removing the lower branches of a tree – like a cedar, or elm – to give the tree height. As well as crown and canopy thinning – a process where thinning the foliage increases light and reduces wind resistance against extreme weather conditions to prevent further damage to the tree.
To begin our pruning process, we first visually inspect the tree with the property or homeowner to ensure that we prune and trim the correct sections of the tree. Sometimes, pruning too much in one spot or the other can create issues for the growth of the tree that contribute to its instability. By thoroughly outlining problem areas and our methodology, we make sure you understand the work that needs to be done before beginning to prune.