If you are a homeowner and you have trees that seem to be overgrown and look like they may need some trimming, then it may be time to start pruning them. There are many benefits to pruning your trees, so we’ll be explaining how to prune your trees and what the benefits are of doing so.
How to prune your trees
- Remember that the winter season is best to prune trees because they’re in their dormant phase
- Wear goggles if necessary
- Analyze the tree and see the areas that need pruning the most
- Always trim upwards from the “branch collar”
- Remove branches that appear to be dead first (this will prevent them from falling on you while you work)
- The next kind of branches that will have high priority to prune will be the ones that are in the way, blocking a view, pointing out in pathways, or are too close to your home
The benefits of pruning trees
- Allows room for new growth
- Protects your property
- Deters animal infestation
As you can see, there are multiple benefits to pruning your trees at home, so we hope these tips helped you if your trees are in need of pruning. If you have any further questions, please contact us!