Proper trimming and pruning
Proper pruning encourages strong growth, increases flower and fruit production, improves plant health, and removes damaged limbs, all which give aesthetic appeal to a tree.
Pruning, like any other skill, requires knowing what you are doing to achieve success. The old idea that anyone with a chain saw or a pruning saw can be a landscape pruner is far from the truth. More trees are killed or ruined each year from improper pruning than by pests.
Skilled pruning provides:
- A reduced risk of failure from dead or weak branches
- A decresed chance of storm damage due to less wind resistance
- Increased tree health and increased flower / fruit production
Timely pruning is the best thing you can do for your trees. Additionally, it will improve tree structure, raise the canopy, and even save it from storm damage.