It could be difficult for the average homeowner to know when their trees require a trim. Also, it could be difficult to know what they require to be trimmed at all, aside from clear reasons like the appearance of the tree. However, there are a lot of methods that your trees could benefit from just a fine and simple trimming or a total pruning.  


Types of Tree Pruning 

Fine Pruning 

This is the removal of tiny branches to enhance the appearance of the tree. 

Standard Pruning 

This includes a little heavier trimming and is completed to improve the branch structure of the tree.  

Hazard Pruning 

This is advised for trees that are risky to pedestrians. Typically, it includes eliminating limbs that are 3 inches in diameter or more. 

Crown Reduction Pruning 

Typically, this includes the elimination of huge limbs, and must only be completed when there’s a huge storm damage, significant dieback, and when limbs are meddling with the wires. In these situations, one must not eliminate more than 1/3 of the crown of the tree.  

Benefits of Trimming your Tree 

  • Correct pruning could enhance the tree’s health by removing limbs that are dying or dead. Oftentimes, these branches are hazardous, and eliminating them lowers the chance of damage to your property and harm to your family. Also, this would avoid decay in the future. 
  • Enhances the total structure and appearance of the tree. This keeps it from developing weak or broad branches. Pruning stops branches from developing with weak crotches.  
  • Pruning your trees would enhance exposure to the sun and circulation of the air throughout your underlying landscape and the tree itself. This would enhance the health of the tree. Just ensure to check the signs of sun-scald. This frequently affects trees during the winter season.  
  • Trimming fruit trees could actually enhance the quantity and size of the fruit. Fruit trees must be trimmed in late winter to expose the tree’s center to sunlight and improve the shape.  
  • Trees that are newly planted must be trimmed to compensate for the loss of root and to start training the tree for shaping. 
  • Tree pruning could also just to improve your view and open up your house. 

Various trees must be trimmed at various times of the year. For instance, pruning ornamental trees must be completed in early spring. Fruit trees must be trimmed in late winter to expose its center to the sun and to make a great shape for its growth. Damaged and dead limbs must be removed immediately if you see one. Hire a professional tree felling services if you don’t have any tools.  

Pruning Trees in Winter and Summer 

It is a great idea to trim the trees during winter. It enables an eruption of new growth once spring arrives. Also, it could lead to a more mature and fuller look for the tree in the future. It is best to wait until the cold season has passed if you want to trim this winter. Early February or Late January would be a great time.