5 Reasons Why Proper Tree Pruning Should Be Part of Your Landscape Maintenance Plan

5 Reasons Why Proper Tree Pruning Should Be Part of Your Landscape Maintenance Plan
on April 10, 2019 in Tree Pruning

Did you know great landscaping can increase the value of your home by as much as 5.5 to 12.7 percent? On a $300,000 home, this could mean an increase of $16,500 to $38,100! With statistics like this, it’s easy to see that landscaping maintenance belongs at the top of your to-do list.

While the word “landscaping” usually conjures up ideas of planting and mowing, proper tree pruning is also a critical task.

Still not convinced? Here are five reasons to include tree pruning in your annual home maintenance plan.

1. Healthy Tree Growth

When done right, pruning a tree helps its roots and branches grow stronger. This makes it better able to withstand storms and harsh winter conditions. It will also prevent the tree from growing weak or broad branches, improving the way it looks.

2. Removal of Potential Hazards

Trimming your trees isn’t just about beauty, it’s also a safety issue. Dead branches can fall off during a wind event, causing damage to your home or vehicle. If parts of your tree are dead or severely diseased, they can even fall off without any provocation.

Low-hanging tree branches can brush against your roof and cause damage to the shingles. They can also grow into electrical wires, creating a potential fire hazard and increasing the chances of a power outage.

3. Better Fruit Production

Fruit-bearing and flowering trees will benefit greatly from regular pruning. Done right, it helps increase both the quantity and quality of buds or fruit.

If you want your tree to grow fast, winter pruning is your best bet. To increase fruit production without encouraging too much tree growth, opt for a summer-time pruning.

4. Disease Treatment and Prevention

There are several common tree diseases that look unsightly and can eventually kill your tree. Regular pruning will help prevent these problems. Often, removing diseased limbs is enough to cure your tree and bring it back to health.

Leaf disease and unhealthy lower branches can also benefit from the increased airflow pruning creates.

5. Improved Aesthetics

If your tree has grown out of control, it could block your view to a nearby lake, valley, or visually-appealing structure. Strategically pruning the branches that are in the way improves your yard’s overall aesthetics.

Trimming back overgrown branches will also let more light into your yard. This can improve the health of your grass and nearby plants. It also makes your yard a more enjoyable place to relax and soak up some Vitamin D.

Ensure Proper Tree Pruning by Leaving It to the Pros

It’s clear that proper tree pruning is critical, so why leave it up to chance? At AAA Trees, we’re well-versed in ANSI standards and have a deep understanding of tree physiology and biology. That means you can trust us to keep your trees alive and well.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our certified arborists. We’re happy to come to your home and provide you with a no-obligation estimate!

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