Tree Pruning Wichita Falls TX
When you see tree pruning and tree cutting grouped right near one another, you might be thinking that they are the same thing. Although they sound similar, there is a noticeable difference between tree pruning and tree trimming. Tree trimming & cutting are primarily done to maintain a tree's physical appearance while tree pruning is primarily done for the maintenance of a tree's total health. Just because a tree has dying branches does not mean that the entire tree is also going to die with the branches. We can see where these branches are and cut them properly allowing the nutrients to flow to the tree's healthiest parts.
Why Does Pruning Happen?
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How Often and When Is Pruning Done?
Determining whether pruning trees will effective or not is done on various factors. First, you must know what your goal for your specific issue is. As we have stated before, pruning is one of the more difficult parts of our jobs and we could make a book detailing all every different technique that we have used to prune trees. We know that this would probably make you fall asleep reading a book we created, so here are some general guidelines to decide if your tree needs work done (just a reminder, there will always be exceptions due to each species' uniqueness):
- Basic pruning and basic tree cleaning can be completed anytime in the year, even in the winter.
- If you want to see your tree grow the most, we recommend pruning in the winter after the coldest periods have finished. When correctly pruned in the winter, the tree is tricked into making up for the limbs it lost. By the time spring begins, those newly grown limbs transport even more nutrients across the tree making the tree grow even more.
- If your tree has grown much larger than you had originally though and want to stop its rapid growth rate, it is recommended to prune during the summer. It is also a great course of action to prune if the seasonal growth has stopped. When this happens, the amount of open leaf surface goes down which creates food passing it to the roots. With less open surfaces, food absorption is not as strong as it was and the tree's growth rate then decreases.