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Tree Pruning Best Practices

Johl in TreeTree pruning is an integral part of tree care both for health and maintenance. When trees are left unmanaged, they can develop poor structure, resulting in less overall strength and resilience to wind and weather events. Strong winds, heavy snow loads, ice buildup and heavy rains can stress limbs and trunks, sometimes to the breaking point. As trees mature, they accumulate sizeable hazardous deadwood with the potential to cause damage to property or persons. Regularly scheduled site visits and pruning maintenance with Beautiful Trees Inc. ensures that an experienced arborist will be onsite to inspect your trees for potential hazards, such as unseen decay and injuries caused by past weather events. Our consulting arborists and crew leader arborists are ISA Certified (International Society of Arboriculture) and are trained to the highest technical standards for the arboriculture industry. All Beautiful Trees Inc. arborists care for your trees according to the highest standards set forth by the ISA, ensuring that your trees remain healthy while improving property aesthetics, value and personal enjoyment.

Tree Pruning Goals & Objectives

Pruning From Tree

At Beautiful Trees Inc., our primary goal of tree pruning is to increase the tree’s structural integrity, health, and appearance. We also prune to maintain a balance between the canopy and existing buildings and property uses. The branches selected will depend on proper practices and the goals and the intentions of the property owner. When a tree canopy becomes out of proportion and overweighted, selective pruning can promote more balance. Other objectives include reducing Sail Effect, the use of selective thinning in the canopy to reduce the wind resistance and thereby reducing the probability of storm damage. As urban trees mature, sunlight infiltration to ground level can be reduced over time. Our arborists can employ selective pruning techniques to reduce shading on gardens, lawns, pools, patios etc. to increase the amount of filtered light below dense canopies. Please visit our pruning pages for more in depth information on proper pruning for: health, safety, vigor, structure, aesthetics, tree value, property value and tree inspections.

Seasons for tree work

Pruning in WinterAt Beautiful Trees Inc., our arborists work year-round to look after your trees. Some of our clients have us inspect their trees twice a year (dormant and actively growing) to mitigate health and structure issues that can arise over time. One inspection takes place during the growing season to observe the new growth for size, color and vigor. A second inspection during the dormant season is an efficient way to detect any structural issues in the upper canopy. Weather events throughout the year can cause stress cracks at the stem union of multi-stem trees and cracks in heavy weak sections. Detecting these injuries early can increase the number options available to mitigate the injury through pruning, cabling and bracing. Pruning tree species that are susceptible to fungal and bacterial diseases is scheduled during the colder months, when pests are not active. Scheduling tree maintenance during tree dormancy can significantly reduce the risk of pest spread or new infections.

Tree Pruning Near Me?

Is there professional, certified, tree pruning near me? Well if you are in our service area of:

  • Dufferin
  • Durham
  • Grey County
  • Greater Toronto Area
  • Halton
  • Muskoka
  • Peel
  • Simcoe
  • York
  • and surrounding areas

Beautiful Trees Inc. has you covered with over 35 years experience and a team of ISA Certified Arborists.

Tree Pruning At Home

For small projects check out our handy informative video on home hand pruning. We also recommend hiring a professional like Beautiful Trees. Use the information in this video at your own risk.

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Tree Pruning Best Practices

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