A lot of great information on tree pruning can be found on the internet from the US Dept. of Agriculture: Forest Service as well as organizations such as the Arbor Day Foundation and I encourage you to explore all the great information they have.  I’ll paraphrase some of that content here but more importantly I want you to know why tree pruning should be a part of your regular landscape maintenance.

First and foremost, all trees require maintenance.  Yes, all of them.  From the time they are young and taking shape through their major growth phase, maturity, and eventually their death; trees can and will benefit from proper tree maintenance.  Left to themselves, an unmaintained tree will not only look bad, but will die young, be less likely to withstand strong wind storms, likely promote disease and insects to itself and surrounding trees, and possibly cause damage to your property.  But a properly maintained tree will look better, live longer, fight off disease and insects, provide beauty and value to your property, and shade for you to enjoy.

The typical or “easy to spot” areas of neglect I see on a daily basis are, low branches, broken and dead limbs, shooters, and suckers.  But deeper pruning for form and function requires much more experience and care.  When looking at the form of the tree, I’m looking for problems with branch and foliage density, visual symmetry, branch spacing, and center of gravity.  A good pruning at the right time of year will promote air circulation, and light penetration into the tree as well as correct the issues listed earlier.

Wind and Snow.  During the summer when a tree is in full leaf, a tree’s foliage acts like a giant sail in a strong wind.  If a gust is strong enough, it could bring a critical part of the tree down and send that tree to an early stump-grinder appointment.  During the coldest winter months when we see freezing rain and snow, accumulation of frozen water on the tree is inevitable.  This increases the weight of tree by as much as 500% or more, putting an amazing amount of constant strain on vital branches.  Follow that up with strong winds and your tree’s health will be put to the ultimate test.  Remember the freak storm in Oklahoma in 2008?  I was there helping clean up the city with my crew and we saw trees of every size and shape sustain damage.  But those trees which were maintained properly sustained only minor damage that they could easily bounce back from.

The next time you walk around your property, take a look at your trees.  Do they look their best?  If your trees haven’t had some attention this year (or in several years), chances are good that a visit from Robertson Tree Service is overdue.  So please give us a call and we’ll get you back on track with a careful pruning as well as offer a long-term plan to keep your trees looking their best.

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