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Pruning: What are the Advantages of Different Types Of Tree Pruning?

May 12

We enjoy watching the snow adhere to every branch of our trees in Washington DC's winters. Sometimes, however, we notice trees with congested or low-hanging branches or branches that have become stuck to the crown of the tree during snowfalls. These are all indicators that tree Pruning in Washington DC has become essential for the tree's health.

Our tree pruning methods are best described using descriptive and appropriate terminology.

The Different Types and Methods of Crown Pruning

The most common form of pruning is to remove branches that are dying or have visible signs of disease. Certified Arborists can see these branches with their keen eyes while looking at trees. Arborists can identify and remove these kinds of branches easily in their daily work routine.

Tree pruning helps open a tree’s crown for light penetration and air movement by removing diseased or dead branches. The risk of branch failure is reduced by trimming excess foliage and branches. The amount of pruning that can be done on a tree is limited by arborists. The rule of thumb is to take out less than one-fourth of the live leaves.

Storms are a great way for homeowners to identify potential dangers to their homes, buildings, signs, wires, and streetlights. These can be difficult to identify until the branches have died. Certified Arborists will be able to remove any branches that are not properly attached to reduce the risk of the tree being damaged or harmed. These branches must be removed to ensure the tree's structural integrity. This helps trees to thrive in the landscape over many years. Another method of structural pruning is to cut branches back to the lower, more lateral branches. This allows the tree's central leader the opportunity to grow stronger. Tree topping, where large cuts are made at the top of trees without regard to their size, will cause the same problems. Structural pruning will help improve branch spacing. Additionally, cutting back unnecessary branches will help to keep a tree performing well in the landscape.

Trees that have been damaged by storms should be pruned to maintain their growth. This is accomplished by trimming back branches that have been damaged to encourage future growth.

Different Types of Tree Pruning

Trees that are too close to or in tight spaces will need special pruning. To avoid maintenance issues, areas like patios and courtyards will require special pruning.

Other types of pruning include topiary pruning. These shrubs and trees are often beautiful and well-pruned. You will need to maintain the shape of topiary plants in your landscape.

Sometimes branches of trees can block views. A specialist pruning service may be used to restore a view blocked by trees. Sometimes you may need to prune out entire branches, thin out trees, or raise a crown to ensure that the tree allows you to see the scene you want.

These are just some examples of tree pruning. It is important to consider the purpose of the pruning before deciding what kind of pruning should be done. Washington Tree Solution is a team of Certified Arborists who want to maintain the tree's health. This is why we select pruning methods that are appropriate for your tree based on its season and the goal of the tree. Schedule your spring tree pruning.


Washington Tree Solution

4701 Iowa ave. NW.apt3 Washington DC 20011

(202) 951 5670