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Tree Pruning in Cape St. Claire, MD
At Nationwide Tree Service in Cape St. Claire, MD, we offer tree pruning services to enhance the tree’s beauty and style and focused on the health of the tree.
Healthy trees are consistently pruned. Pruning your trees back so they’ll grow healthier is just one reason that Cape St. Claire, MD homeowners hire us. There are many reasons to prune trees and we can handle any issue from health to safety to maintenance.
Proper tree pruning can boost flower and fruit production. If tree care is done incorrectly, the tree growth can be decreased.
The Importance of Tree Pruning
Pruning a tree can have many benefits. The first and most important is keeping the people around it safe. A dead branch can fall from a tree at any time, endangering nearby people, buildings, and power lines. Removing dangerous limbs and maintaining a safe tree is always the best course of action.
However, depending on the size of the tree and the location of the branches to be pruned, pruning itself can also be very dangerous. To ensure your own personal safety, we recommend you let an expert do any pruning you’re not absolutely comfortable and confident in doing.
Tree Growth and Structure
There are many reasons why pruning a tree is important. Pruning a tree can influence how the tree grows. With proper attention, a tree can be made to grow into a certain configuration of limbs and branches that is more ideal for the structural integrity of the tree.
Maintaining the tree’s structure helps to mitigate the risk of broken limbs and falling branches. A properly cared for tree will not have compromising branch structures and improper weight distribution that could lead to disaster later on in the tree’s life. Structural pruning can also greatly improve the general look of the tree. If aesthetics are important to you, proper pruning can make a tree grow in the desired fashion.
2 Main Types of Tree Pruning
Crown cleaning is the removal of dead, dying, diseased, crowded, rubbing, and structurally unsound branches. It will reduce the risk of branch failure, improve plant health, and enhance the appearance of trees and shrubs.
A high level of skill is required for crown cleaning, yet the cost for this very sound type of pruning is comparable to that for harmful methods of pruning (topping!).
Crown thinning includes the selective removal of branches to ensure light and air penetration. Thinning reduces weight on heavy limbs and helps return the tree to its natural shape.
This method requires the highest skill and may initially cost more than less effective pruning techniques, but properly thinned trees require less frequent attention and are much more resistant to storm damage, which can protect your Cape St. Claire, MD area home.