Nature has its own system of preserving trees, plants, and shrubbery. The natural pruning of plants in forests is enough for their growth. Although, that may not be the case with landscape trees or gardens. Trees grow to different shapes that can disturb the aesthetics of your garden, therefore, they need special care or professional knowledge.
The maintenance procedure for maintaining the structural integrity of trees is Corrective Pruning. The procedure involves the removal of dead leaves or ill-fitted growth of branches that hampers the shape of the tree. However, for pruning, in-depth knowledge of tree biology is needed. Improper pruning can damage the growth of a tree forever, and shorten its lifespan.
How does Pruning Help?
In an urban setting, preventive or corrective pruning is done to strengthen the structure, health and built of plants. In mature plants, such maintenance helps to remove diseased tissues, deadwood, or crossed branches, while in younger plants or shrubs, it helps in proper branching.
Reasons for Tree Pruning
- Improve the shape of a plant
- Remove unwanted branches
- Decrease the risk of diseased branches that can disturb the health of a plant
- Thinning the crown to help better penetration of light and air
Pruning in Shrubs
Pruning is equally important for those shrubs that grow along the fences. With a lack of proper maintenance, those flower trees of shrubs will grow wild and simply grow into a messy bush.
Thinning, therefore, is the most effective pruning technique for shrubs. Thinning helps in controlling the size and height of shrubs thus, maintaining a proper shape. Moreover, it helps plants in the flowering stage.
Proper Cut is the Key
It takes just a minute to cut a branch, however, a wrong cut can creel the growth of the plant forever. The basic philosophy of corrective pruning says that no branch should be cut without a reason. Therefore, to make a proper cut it’s important to have proper training, knowledge and a lot of care.
A perfect cut will not leave a “stub” that can result in a flush cut that results in the damaging of a stem. Therefore, it requires a knowledgeable arborist to check the ends of each branch making sure that only cross branches, dead tissues or wood are reduced.
We Provide You the Expert Care
Therefore, corrective pruning that will preserve the natural growth, shape, and branch balance, needs both skill and time. The different pruning techniques are cleaning, thinning, raising, and reduction. We have highly skilled professionals who can advise you best on which pruning technique is best suited for a tree.
For professional corrective pruning services for plants, feel free to contact our team of expert arborists.