Our company, R & S Landscaping, receives a lot of inquiries concerning tree trimming services. All topics covered in this article covered when trees should be trimmed, how often they should be shortened, and what happens if you prune a tree too often or too seldomly.
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Do I need to get my trees trimmed regularly?
When it comes to tree pruning, the professionals at R & S Landscaping can assist you in determining how often each specific tree needs attention. It indeed varies from situation to situation, for instance, but the following are some general recommendations to follow:
- Every 3–5 years, most mature trees of any kind may be pruned back to their original shape.
- Most younger trees should be pruned every two to three years.
- Obstacles to better-quality and more significant fruit include pruning fruit trees every year.
- Evergreen trees may survive for several years without needing to be pruned.
Most trees may be trimmed once every one to five years, depending on the species. While your trees may not require trimming every year, it is vital to inspect them or have them reviewed to decide if they need trimming that year or not.
Excessive trimming reduces the number of leaves available to the tree for food production. If you trim a tree too much, it might become weaker, allowing pests and diseases to get a foothold in the tree’s environment.
The tree may also be more vulnerable to wind damage if over-pruned. In addition, bad cuts can allow disease and pests to be brought in by people who don’t cut them correctly.
Proper tree pruning may aid in the growth of a tree’s roots, resulting in a more robust and healthier tree overall. Trimming a tree can also encourage the development of new branches.
It is often recommended to trim trees in late winter or early spring. You may prune trees throughout the year, including the spring, summer, and fall, but the most satisfactory results are achieved in late winter or early spring.
It’s best to trim your tree in the late winter or early spring so that it doesn’t squander stored energy-producing leaves on branches that will be cut later.
Ideally, we want to never remove more than 30% of a tree’s living tissue at any one time. More than that can be harmful to the tree and result in disease or pest infestation if not done correctly. Suppose a tree has lost roughly 30% of its leaves in a year, whether due to trimming or storm damage, you should avoid cutting that tree any further.
Trimming a tree right after the leaves have emerged might also be detrimental. The tree has used a great deal of energy in developing those leaves, which serve as power plants, and expects to get fuel in return that it may store in its roots throughout the year. There is a chance that cutting down the tree could make it less able to store energy for the winter.
Branch pruning should be done with care so that the branches do not regrow. However, units may grow back if the tree is trimmed incorrectly. To defend themselves from infection by disease or pests, they will develop a callous over the wound, which you may have noticed on many trees in the past.