Pruning and Trimming

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An important part of tree care is linked to trimming and pruning. There are so many benefits that these processes have for your trees. It is therefore important to get an arborist to weigh in on the health of your plants and recommend trimming or pruning for the following reasons:

 As an Alternative

If a tree has overgrown branches that are leaning towards your home, chances are that these branches will shatter your windows if there is a lot of wind or if there is a storm. These branches also block light from entering certain rooms in the home. This can lead to darkness where you are forced to use artificial light even during the day. Such rooms are also extremely cold. You might decide that the best course of action is cutting down such a tree. While this looks like a good idea, another remedy, as presented by an arborist, would be to trim the tree instead.

For Increased Productivity

If you have a tree that provides you with fruit, you want to ensure that you get as much fruit as possible. Having a tree that does not live up to its potential is not favorable. After all, the tree uses sunlight and nutrients from the soil so it should be able to provide maximum yield. The only way to gently nudge it towards its full potential is through pruning. Unfortunately, you might end up injuring the tree if you tried to prune it yourself. Furthermore, you do not have an assurance that the tree will yield more fruit after trimming it. This is why you need a professional.

An arborist knows how to trim and prune the tree to get it to grow a certain way or produce some certain amount of fruit. This is why it is important to get a professional. Additionally, some trees bleed sap when they are trimmed in the wrong season. The problem with this is that the tree will grow weak and there is nothing that you can do to reverse the damage. This could eventually force you to cut the tree.

For Aesthetic Appeal

You might also want to trim the trees for aesthetic appeal. There are people who have trees in their driveway. These are often planted in a uniform fashion to achieve a certain look. To make this even more effective, you would need to trim the trees, whether at the crown or the middle to ensure that they are all in the desired shape. This makes your driveway or lawn look even more appealing.


Tree trimming and pruning seems simple from an ‘outside looking in’ perspective. However, you need to understand that it is not as simple as people think it is. It has to be done in a certain way if you want to achieve the desired results. Haphazard trimming will not yield the same results. This is why you should invest in a good arborist to care for your trees, including trimming and pruning them to keep them healthy and growing.