Reasons to Trim or Prune a Tree
Trees are generally trimmed for one of three purposes: aesthetics, safety or health. For example:
Aesthetics – Pruning a tree effectively helps to maintain its shape and appearance. However, you shouldn’t try to impose an unnatural shape or size on a tree. The amount of trimming and pruning that will be needed could seriously damage it.
Safety – Dead or broken branches and limbs can fall off at any time, which is a serious safety hazard. If the branches of a tree obstruct your vision while driving, they should be trimmed away. Finally, tree limbs and branches occasionally grow too close to utility lines. Contact the utility company to handle such issues.
Health – It is sometimes possible to save an infected tree by strategically pruning away affected branches and limbs. Thinning the crown of a tree improves airflow, which can be very beneficial. If branches are crossing or rubbing together, they should be trimmed so that they don’t fall unexpectedly.
Thinking about a Garden? You May Need to Prune the Tree First!
A garden needs plenty of sunlight and some other basic concepts beyond a green thumb. To get started gardening, here are some very basic concepts on topics you’ll want to explore further as you become a vegetable gardener extraordinaire:
Do you have enough sun exposure? Large trees with a canopy may be blocking the sun, we specialize in tree pruning and can you help you out with this.
Vegetables love the sun. They need at least 6 hours of full sun every day, and preferably 8.
Know your soil. Most soil can be enriched with compost and be fine for planting, but some soil needs more help. Vegetables must have good, loamy, well-drained soil. If you'd like to learn more about pruning, click on our services page below. If you'd like to more vegetable garden advice, click here.