Trees, plants and flowers are a fundamental part of nature, as they provide oxygen, shade and will make the landscape more visually appealing. However, in order to gain the most from the trees on your property, it is essential for them to be properly cared for, and one way of doing this is through pruning them.
What is Pruning?
Pruning is the horticultural practice of selectively removing specific parts of a tree or plant, such as the roots, branches or buds. Certain trees and plants require specific techniques, and it may be necessary to completely remove certain limbs. Plants produce fresh tissue which is referred to as meristem, which can be found near the ends of their shoots or roots. Cell division contributes to meristem which ensures that the leaves of the plant are rapidly elevated so they can be exposed to sunlight, and their roots can enter the soil. Removing the tips of plants allows for lateral buds which are dormant to develop, and ultimately, an arborist can control the size, productivity and shape of the plant.
Why Should You Get Pruning?
Many trees require pruning when their branches come into contact with buildings which can lead to structural damage when a storm occurs. It is also desired when one wants to boost the view from a window, which parts of the tree may be obstructing. Pruning allows for tree limbs which are dead or broken to be removed, as well as branches which hang too low and obstruct passage ways, driveways or sidewalks.
Trees which are not pruned for long periods of time can become a safety hazard. Their branches can fall off and seriously injure anyone beneath, and diseased branches will compromise the health of the tree itself. By performing pruning air flow through the tree canopy will be increased which will cut down on problems with the leaves. While some plants thrive from shade, too much shade from a tree can actually inhibit the growth of certain types of shrubs or grass, and pruning will ensure that they receive the necessary sunlight and rainfall. Trees which are located along streets or walkways can be pruned so that pedestrian or vehicular traffic throughout the area can proceed smoothly. Branches which are allowed to grow uncontrollably can make walking or bicycling a hassle.
Why Choose Fitz’s Fish Ponds for Pruning?
Fitz’s Fish Ponds has a team of experienced arborists that can evaluate the trees on your property, determining their state of health and making recommendations on how they can be pruned to make them more beautiful and vibrant. We know which areas to trim and which should be left alone, and we can give you tips and how to care for your trees in a manner which will make your landscape safer, functional, and more pleasing to the eye. Whether you need trees trimmed, removed or planted, Fitz’s Fish Ponds can get the job done to your satisfaction. Contact us today to learn more about the services we provide.