Trees, like all other living organisms, can get sick and would need to be taken care of. In many cases, a good tree prune up would suffice to get the tree back in shape; in some others, they would need to be felled. The course of action to take depends on the kind of ailment and how it affects the tree.
At Stratton Landscaping Company Chesterfield VA, we offer light to medium tree felling and tree pruning services for when you need to get your tree back in shape or need a tree removed for aesthetic or structural reasons.
TREE PRUNE UP
Tree pruning is the act of removing weal, old, and diseased branches or leaves from trees. Proper technique when pruning is essential for a healthy tree.
SOME QUICK GUIDELINES
If you have trees that blossom in Spring, you should prune when their flowers fade. Trees that bloom in mid to late summer should be pruned in winter or early spring.
Generally, pruning can be done at any time, if it’s just some light pruning to remove deadwood. However, it is best not to prune during the fall. The weather conditions during the fall enhance the spread of fungi that cause decay.
Pruning can also be done during the Winter. Pruning in winter is good because it is a dormant period for plants and often leads to a burst of new growth in the spring. Pruning should however only be done after the coldest part of winter has passed.
Pruning in the summer is also good if you aim to direct the growth of the tree. This should be done a short while after seasonal growth is concluded. If your objective is to remove weak or dead limbs, pruning during the summer is your best choice as the trees are dry and it’ll be easier to see weak or diseased branches.
SHOULD YOU CALL AN EXPERT OR DO IT YOURSELF
Tree pruning and tree felling are intricate and delicate tasks that require expertise and professional equipment. If done incorrectly, you could cause severe and permanent damage to your tree or the property surrounding it. If you need a tree pruned or felled, its best to let the professionals handle it.
Contact us to claim your free consultation and get advice on what to do about your tree or to get a quote for our tree pruning or tree felling services.