Structural & Corrective Pruning: One of our main objectives at ArborCare is to promote proper pruning techniques. When a tree is young, it is essential to train the plant to grow properly and without structural defects. Unfortunately, many trees are left to grow wild for too long. Most of these trees have weak limbs and are often badly damaged from wind and storms. These weak trees are also extremely vulnerable to pest and disease invasion. Trees should be inspected or pruned periodically to maintain proper form.
Crown thinning is necessary on certain tree species. Excessive
competition between limbs can lead to structural defects and
dieback. Selectively removing competing growth will allow the
remaining limbs to grow with proper taper and form. Sunlight will
filter through the plant creating much needed interior growth, and
the tree will live a longer healthier life.
Natural Shrub Pruning:
It may not be necessary to hand prune all of your landscape shrubs.
Some hedges and other plants can be power trimmed if you desire a
sheared appearance, but most broadleaf evergreens, and many needle
types should be hand pruned to maintain natural plant form and to
reduce physical damage caused by power tools. If you decide to
power trim particular plants, be sure to keep tools clean and sharp.
Crown shaping is not usually necessary on larger trees, but with
smaller trees such as flowering ornamentals and fruit trees,
corrective shaping may be necessary. A plant that has never been
properly pruned is most likely out of proportion and is at risk of
losing its natural form forever.
Fruit trees come in all shapes and sizes. Depending on whether or
not you're planning to harvest the fruit from your tree may depend
on how you will need it pruned. We will give you a complete list of
pruning options for your fruit trees and let you decide which method
is best for you.