Proper pruning is important. The majority of trees you see in an urban environment are not native. Proper pruning encourages healthy vertical growth while discouraging warped growth patterns.
Tree pruning types
The primary techniques for pruning trees are training, cleaning, thinning, and raising. Some trees may need only one type of pruning while others may require all four.
Technique used on juvenile trees to ensure a good growth and branching pattern once the tree reaches maturity. Properly training a tree early can prevent major failure and or bad growth habits before they materialize
The removal of deadwood throughout the canopy.
The removal of crossing and rubbing branches along with selective thinning of the canopy. This allows for better light penetration and takes the weight off heavier branches.
The lifting or removal of low hanging limbs. Raising may be required for the clearance of buildings, fences, and utility lines.
Why should you prune your trees?
Hazard & Property Damage Prevention
Encourage Healthy Growth Patterns
Control Growth Direction
Promote Flowering & Fruit Production
Increase Light Penetration & Air Circulation
Overall Health of the Tree
Can you trim and prune shrubs as well?
Yes! Shrubs are oftentimes incorrectly pruned resulting in permanent damage. Proper cuts and techniques are important even on the smallest of plants.
Tree trimming and pruning should be done by an experienced arborist. If done improperly, pruning can shorten the life of your tree. Arborlogical Inc was the first TCIA accredited company in the region. Let us take care of your trees and shrubs! We offer services in and around Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas, as well as Lakewood, Colorado.