Why Shaping a Tree is Important?

Trees in a good shape add to the natural beauty of your landscape.
However, growing trees in a good shape is an art, which is no easy task and a lot goes into putting it through.

When the foliage of a tree outgrows, it becomes prone to diseases, or fungal infections. This is where shaping a tree comes to the fore.

Shaping a tree brings an advantage to it, both in terms of its health and its appearance. The trick is to give an eye-catching appearance to a tree alongside removing its overgrowth. When tree branches are grafted, they become capable of combining with trunks.

Various Methods of Shaping a Tree

The three popular methods of shaping a tree are – aeroponic culture, instant tree shaping, and gradual tree shaping. Other techniques include pruning, twisting, ring barking, weaving, framing, creasing, braiding etc.

Aeroponic culture is a method of growing plants without soil, and in presence of a small amount of water. It enables a tree to grow both horizontally and vertically. NASA had had a roaring success with its experiment to grow Asian bean seedlings using this technology in the absence of gravity.

Arborists use the method of instant tree shaping to give a desired design to a tree. They lean and weave a tree to a desired pattern and hold it until a new growth comes out to form a cast. Fluid dynamics of a tree plays a key role in determining the success of this technology, so arborists try to be well-versed with it in order to get a desired result.

Gradual tree shaping involves designing the shape of a tree using a support framework. There are pathways either on the wooden jigs or on a shaped wire.
Arborists train the shaping zones of the newly grown parts, and its shaping actually begins at this stage. The training goes on either daily or monthly.

At TreeCare Arborists, we employ the best of arboricultural and horticultural techniques to give a tree the desired shape. Our trained arborists have the professional expertise to shape tress beautifully.

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