Why Should You Prune Your Trees
Pruning trees not only helps with tree health, but also helps curb appeal and safety. In this video, Jim Zwack, VP & GM of Davey Institute, discusses why you should prune your trees. What is Pruning? Pruning is when you strategically remove branches from a tree. Why You Should Prune Your Trees? Pruning is done with a specific goal. Some of the goals may be: 1. Safety • Proactively dealing with dead, damaged, or overgrown limbs can make a significant impact. • Limbs can fall due to heavy ice or winds. • This can damage your home, vehicles, and other structures on your property. • Removing weak branches can reduce the chance of falling limbs during storms. 2. Curb Appeal • Overgrown tree branches can impede visibility. • Visa (or elevation) pruning can increase property values. 3. Tree Health • Healthy trees are more likely to resist pests and disease. • Weak or dying branches and overly dense canopies can attract insects and create an environment for diseases to thrive. Watch our video on when you should prune your tress, https://youtu.be/ovz6jT6qupE. For more information on the benefits of dormant pruning, visit http://www.davey.com/dormantpruning. We recommend you contact a professional arborist before attempting to prune on your own. Contact your local professionally trained arborist if you have any questions or need assistance with tree pruning (trimming) by visiting our website at http://www.davey.com/residential-tree-services/find-a-local-office/.