Tree pruning can prevent overgrown trees from damaging buildings, blocking views, impeding walking paths, and stunting the growth of other landscape components. All of these are good “people-focused” reasons to prune the trees.
Proper tree pruning, when done by knowledgeable arborists who understand the impact of their cuts, can invigorate a tree’s growth, enhance its vigor, ensure structural soundness, and maintain safety in the surrounding area. In contrast, improper pruning resembles a bad haircut – you know it when you see it. Remove too many leaves, and a tree’s photosynthetic capacity becomes reduced, starving the tree of nutrition and leading to stunted growth. Eventually, one bad tree pruning can turn a majestic tree into a dwarf, as some trees simply don’t recover.
Why Tree Pruning
Trees are oftentimes the biggest component of a landscape. Here are some of the top reasons why trees get trimmed:
- Homeowner is about to place the house on the market and wants to increase “curb appeal.”
- Homeowner is about to sell house and needs to remove tree limbs that are near or touching house.
- Tree on a commercial property has grown so much customers cannot see the sign.
- Overgrown tree(s) may give potential thieves the privacy they need to accomplish a break in undetected.
- Tree branches interfere with passage on sidewalk or passage to front door of home.
- Overgrown trees have shaded so much of yard, other existing landscaping is starved for sunlight.
- Tree has dead branches that may fall.
- Tree structure is wrong due to previous bad pruning and needs to be balanced out.
- Ball Moss removal.
- Bird population control in grocery store parking lots, restaurants and other heavy traffic places.
The AZ Master Gardener Manual lists additional reasons. Because each tree has a unique location, height, and structure, we are unable to give a quote over the phone. Fortunately, we offer free, on site estimates. If you need tree pruning service, call us today.