Did you know that by using the wrong tree pruning techniques it is possible to kill what would be an otherwise healthy and flourishing tree? When it comes to tree pruning, most people assume that this is, while time consuming, a simple yard chore that can be handled as part of their routine lawn maintenance. However, like many aspects of professional landscaping, there is a right way and wrong way to tackle the task of tree pruning.
Kansas City Tree Pruning – Wrong Way
You might be familiar with a method that is commonly referred to as “topping” a tree. This method is not classified as a proper tree pruning technique and one that is not accepted by the ISA, International Society of Arboriculture.
When tree topping is performed on a tree, it leaves large open wounds that leave the tree open to decay and disease. Allowing your trees to be vulnerable in this way can kill the trees over time. It is possible that a tree, which have been topped, can regain its original height in just a couple years time. However, these areas of fast growth result in extremely weak shoots that are now more vulnerable to breakage and storm damage.
Kansas City Tree Pruning – Right Way
Proper tree pruning consists of analyzing the tree to determine which branches are healthy and which branched should be removed for overall optimal growth. Next step is to remove any decaying, dead or undesirable branches from a tree with the goal of improving its appearance, removing the danger of falling branches and encouraging healthy growth. Taking into consideration that tree pruning helps to determine the shape and direction in which a tree will grow, it is advised that you have this task completed on an annual basis.
Tree Pruning in Kansas City
Tree pruning should not be an afterthought. Tree pruning should be routinely scheduled and maintained. Are you looking for a professional landscaping company to assist with your tree pruning? Rosehill Gardens is prepared for the job, no matter how big or small. Call us at (816) 877-9175 for service in Kansas City and the surrounding areas.