Older trees require special care. To keep them healthy and vibrant, pruning, or cleaning, is necessary. By removing dead branches, trees are able to flourish freely. To further ensure safety, your arborist may advise thinning.
What is Tree Thinning?
Tree thinning is when an arborist removes healthy branches around the crown of a tree, in order to make it less dense. This decreases wind resistance and therefore the damage a storm can wreak on your tree. Thinning can also be used to remove outlying branches that interfere with the structure of your home.
Pruning for Young Trees
When a tree is young, it's essential that it is pruned to improve its structural integrity. When trees are placed on open land with total sun access, they can develop leaders/stems that straggle, wilt and die quickly. Lower branches follow the growth pattern of the terminal leader, which can also lead to weak attachments through the tree's branches.
Avoid all of this with pruning. With regular maintenance, branch size will be kept consistent, ensuring the tree can grow strong and thrive.
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