A properly pruned tree will look beautiful and stay healthy long-term. The best way to ensure that your trees are correctly pruned is to hire a certified arborist from Five Star Tree Care. An arborist is not only trained on how to prune a wide variety of tree species but can also on how to spot disease or injury on your trees. Here are a few reasons you should leave pruning to the professionals.
Topping & Lopping
Cutting branches outside of the node or union is called lopping. This most often is done to shape a tree. This not only disrupts the growth pattern, but it can also make the branch structures weak. Anything that weakens your tree makes it more prone to fungal infections. Infected or sick trees can be a danger to your home and property.
It is easy to make a mistake if you are not 100% sure of what you are doing. A trained arborist will evaluate your tree ahead of any cuts to ensure that there are no accidents. Using dull tools can leave jagged cuts that are hard to heal. A professional will use sharp, sanitized tools that cut cleanly and don’t spread disease.
Flush Cuts, Over Pruning & Over lifting
Cutting a branch directly from the trunk of a tree or cutting the main branch off of a tree can be harmful. Not only will this cause the bark to become uneven, but it can also leave the tree open to infestation by pest, disease or even fungal infections. Taking too much from the bottom branches can make it easier for the top branches of the tree to die. Taking off more than a quarter of the crown of a tree regardless of age can also cause tree death. The older a tree is, the less you should cut if you want it to heal in a healthy manner.
Pruning and cutting trees is not an easy job and is also full of potential danger. There are heavy tools, high heights, and heavy branches. All of these factors lead to a dangerous job that should only be handled by someone with the proper training. In order to reduce the number of accidents, give a call to our certified arborists here at Five Star Tree Care to complete your Richmond Hill tree pruning projects. We come equipped with the proper tools, harnesses, ladders and safety equipment to get the job done right.
In order for your trees to stay healthy, you need to have them pruned on a regular basis so that they stay strong. If they are not pruned properly, a storm can uproot the tree or cause a branch to break off and hit your home.
How We Can Help
A well trained and certified arborist from Five Star Tree Care will ensure that your trees and plants stay safe and healthy. We will come out to your home and evaluate your trees prior to pruning them to ensure you get the best tree care service possible. If you are interested in learning more, or if you want to get a quote for our services, give us a call at, (416) 990-3355 today.