Pruning trees is necessary for their health. It helps them grow larger and faster, while also preventing the branches from getting too heavy. Usually, if a tree branch falls and it’s not because of a storm, it’s because it hasn’t been pruned properly. Fallen tree branches are extremely dangerous- and can cost you a lot if they fall on your home or car. So, to help both you and your trees, here’s a guide on pruning, from Kathy Woodard at The Garden Glove. It tells you when and how to prune your trees:
- Most trees will come out healthier on the other end if you wait until after the coldest part of winter has passed, but before vigorous growth starts in early spring.
-For large trees, leave the job to a tree trimming service
-Here’s what to cut on small trees: rubbing/crossing branches, dead or broken branches, water sprouts, and anything awkward or unattractive.