We all have read various articles that stress the importance of pruning and how it assists in maintaining the health of the trees, but why exactly is that? There is considerable scientific evidence as to why it is essential and a proper scientific technique to prune young trees. Some professionals can take care of the how part easily for you, but everyone should be aware of why pruning is an essential tree care task.
Fewer Chances of Falling Branches
There are branches in trees that become weak. In such cases, there is a liability for accidents to occur which could pose a threat to your safety. Dead or weakened branches should be immediately removed as they can come crashing down anytime. If they are situated near power lines, they could come crashing down on those as well and disrupt the power supply and start a fire. It is also a concern if the tree is near a house for the residents are under threat as well. There is a technique called dead wooding, or selective pruning, which maintains the safety of your home and the value of the trees.
Any kind of overgrowth is immediately unattractive which is why to maintain the value your trees provide you, pruning is an important aspect. It makes trees look more uniform and structured. Structuring and pruning of tree canopies also allow equitable distribution of sunlight, which ensures that the entire tree is healthy looking. Trees are bought to make the house look more appealing and give positive vibes. Pruning is a necessity to ensure that these features are long-term.
Storms and Ice
Strong storms and ice do not always break branches but can leave the branches weakened. This makes it necessary for trees to be pruned after a storm to avoid further damage.
Promote New Growth
Although it may sound counter-intuitive, pruning causes trees to become more healthy and even encourages growth. It can save trees from wilting and from stunted growth and can reduce unwanted growth.
Pruning for Winter
Snow accumulates on tree branches and causes the tree branches to weaken. The added weight of ice and snow on the tree branches cause the structure to become loose. This, coupled with the freezing winter, makes the entire tree more susceptible to damage. The way to ensure that such accidents are avoided, and the health of the tree is maintained, pruning should be conducted before winter.
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