Tree trimming an important aspect of keeping your trees healthy, active and most of all improve its appearance. However, you need smart trimming to get the desired results and to bring out the trees attractive flowers or bark. Cut off its suckers and sprouts for neatness. Here are the different ways to prune a tree.
Crown reduction is the process of removing the main leaders of the leader and from the lateral branch. This type of tree trimming is best suited for the slow-growing trees that are located directly under the power line. If the long and fast-growing trees like the Sycamore, sweet gum, willow and silver maple are directly from the power line remove such trees instead of trimming.
This is because such trees grow very fast. Also, remove trees that interfere with lawn mowers and vehicles to avoid serious problems. Diseased branches should be trimmed using the crown reduction before the disease spread and infect other trees. Here you need to dip the pruning blade or tool deeper in bleach before cutting each tree; this helps prevent any disease from spreading.
This is the process of trimming the trees that are directly in a power line, buildings or causing havoc in the compound. The method is used when a crown reduction or removal is not an option. With V pruning all the branches are eliminated, and the tree is left without hanging branches. Such trees include hickories, Osage, serviceberries, Native Elms, and hornbeams. They are robust enough to withstand V pruning and still retain their beauty.
Suckering Suckering is done to save the tree straightest stem and remove all the others. This is because some trees sucker up as a survival instinct and on the process, they get weaker and more prone to storm damage and the natural shape compromised. This happens when multiple stems grow.
Side Pruning is removing the branches that are a dangerously distracting power line or other buildings, and it’s done on the one hand only. Side pruning is ideal for the trees that have a base of 15 feet or farther from the building and power line.
L pruning is the process of trimming trees that are not pruned in suitable lateral. The process is pruning branches on one side and leaving the other hand that is not distractive.
The best times to trim your trees are late summer to prevent weakening and for clearances do the prunings when branches are the lowest point or sagging.