When Should You Carry Out Tree Pruning
Obviously when dealing with damaged or broken limbs we have no choice in the matter and the work needs to be carried out as soon as possible. If we are looking to prevent further damage from winds and storms then the process should be carried out before the Summer storms that occur at the start of the year. If the reason for pruning is to promote growth then before Spring is the right time for the work to be carried out. If you are unsure as to when to prune your trees then get in contact with us so a qualified arborist can assess your situation and provide you with the best results possible.
How We Prune Trees
There are a variety of techniques that we can use to carry out the different types of pruning that your tree might require and ensure that the tree is kept in a healthy condition while also not being a hazard. The first is the process of “Cleaning” which involves removing branches that are sick or dying or perhaps are too weak.
Another process is called “Thinning” and this is done to increase light and air penetration. Thinning can help promote growth as well as keep the tree healthy. This is due to the reduction of weight on lower limbs and reduces the impact of winds during storms.
The last technique we will look at is “raising” and “reduction”. Oftentimes a tree can grow to the point it becomes a nuisance. Raising a tree involves removing lower branches from the tree so you can provide clearance for yourself and vehicles. Reduction is the process of reducing the overall size of the tree to prevent it becoming an issue with power lines or perhaps your neighbor’s yard.
O’Brien’s Tree Care: Tree Pruning Specialists
If you are unsure as to whether a tree needs to be pruned or not then it is always better to play it safe and give us a call so a qualified professional with years of experience can provide you with the right advice you need to make an informed decision. Give O’Brien’s Tree Care a call today on 0431 740 088 or contact us online and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.