Trees require pruning to help them coexist with their surroundings and balance energy into beautiful foliage. Every time a tree is cut, you change its growth or cause damage. This is not to say you shouldn't trim and prune, but trimming and pruning need to be done correctly to ensure the health of trees.
While ANSI Arborist standards recognizes the term "pruning", it has become common for many people and business to use both terms/phrases... tree trimming and tree pruning. A lot of companies use the terms interchangeably. Pruning is done to remove unnecessary branches on a tree or shrub and to promote healthy growth. Pruning can be done at anytime during the year with a few exceptions and methods used if the time of year is not ideal. For instance fresh Oak tree cuts / wounds can attract disease carrying insects. If the wound scent is mitigated the insects are not attracted, if the pruning is done in Spring or Fall. A better reference for me is the time of year and if the temperature is above 90 or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, there is no need to 'hide' the wounds.
Pruning is typically in reference to removing unnecessary branches and sometimes even roots. The branches may be dead and need to be removed from the tree. Pruning helps with unwanted growth. For pruning, shears are of the tool of choice. They're strong enough to cut through thing branches. For thicker branches, we may use a saw. It's best for the tree if pruning takes place before the spring growth flush. Some diseases, like Oak Wilt, can spread when pruning wounds give access to the disease during the wrong time of the year.
A Perfect Tree has experience trimming and pruning all types of trees found in Central Texas. If you have a tree growing in every direction and would like to make sure it grows correctly, we can help.
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We offer full tree care and arborist services in Collin, Dallas and Rockwall counties.
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