It’s common for trees growing along property lines in suburban neighbourhoods. Just as a shrub requires routine thinning, regular tree pruning is a must for a safe, healthy tree.
Having the proper knowledge of pruning requirements and techniques will ultimately save time, money and provide a safe, enjoyable environment. The first rule before a cut is made is to determine why and what is to be pruned. Dead, damaged and diseased branches should be removed as soon as possible. Otherwise, the best time to prune is late winter, early spring – just before the tree begins to open its buds.
In this article, we will give you five things that you should know before pruning a tree. First though, here are some reasons why pruning is essential.