What is Tree Pruning?

Date 29/08/2018

What is Tree Pruning?


Tree pruning (also known as tree lopping) is the practice of removing tree limbs and stems. There are several reasons why tree pruning is an important part of tree maintenance, such as improving the health of the tree and providing more sunlight to other parts of your property. There are many different effective tree pruning techniques, although the processes a general quite similar.


Tree Lopping Steps


The number of steps it will take to complete tree lopping on your property will depend on many variables such as the condition of the trees, your tree goals and expectations, and the level of expertise of the tree lopper. Usually, the first step the tree trimming expert will be to begin by removing any diseased or damaged stems or branches. This is a crucial step to prevent diseases from infecting the rest of the tree and will also open up the canopy. It’s also important to look for signs of disease that may have infected other branches on the tree.


If your trees show no sign of disease, then the tree trimming expert may spend more time on tree pruning. They will make a number of carefully selected cuts in order to get the desired shape. This is often important if you want to move the tree and need to ensure it is shaped properly to fit into the new area.


Some tree pruning techniques need to be used more frequently than others. If your goal is to make sure the tree assumes a new shape, then you are going to need to monitor it regularly as the tree may start to return to its original shape. Pruning the tree regularly will ensure it keeps that desired shape. If you wait too long without doing any tree maintenance, then you will need to start the process all over again.


How Often Should You Do Tree Pruning?


Tree maintenance is a complicated art and science. Some trees need to be pruned more frequently than others. When deciding how often to trim your trees, you need to consider the following:


  • The type of tree
  • The purpose of the tree trimming
  • The season and weather


All trees grow at different rates and the season can greatly impact how fast or slow your tree is growing. You may need to trim them more frequently in the spring than the fall or winter. If you are trying to form the tree to a specific shape, then it may need to be trimmed a lot more frequently. Otherwise, it will grow back to its original form. There are a lot of factors you may need to consider and plan around.


If you need help with tree pruning, Arborspec is here to help. We specialise in garden and tree maintenance throughout Queensland and New South Wales. Our service areas include Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Beaudesert and Burleigh Heads. So get in contact today.

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