Trees can sometimes be tricky, however the certified arborists at KMA Tree Service are here to answer all of your foliage questions! The most commonly asked is “should I have the trees in my yard pruned?” After all, trees growing in the forest are not pruned by anyone, and yet, they seem to grow just fine. The answer lies in the fact that trees within an urban landscape are under much different circumstances than trees growing in nature. Landscape trees grow much differently, therefore, tree services in MA are in order that including pruning!
Trees in a urban landscape setting tends to be planted with ample room around them, to then allow them to develop full crowns. Unlike trees in the forest that grow fast and tall to reach the sunlight before neighboring trees cut them out, sunlight is all around them. Therefore, branches grow outwards as well as upwards! Canopies can also become thick with interior branches that causes crossing and rubbing. The crowded interior growth often becomes shaded and dead branches, as a result of a maturing tree. The full sunlight can put different stresses on trees which can cause many types of problems, which then become amplified when they are close to targets like a building, power line, or parking lot.
Proper tree services in MA, like pruning, of commercial landscape trees, starting while they are young will give a tree a strong and attractive structure. Professionally pruned trees can live longer, with less serious insect and disease issues, and are able to cope with punishing winds and the weight of snow and ice.
What types of branches are typically pruned out of a tree to create a healthy structure?
- Dead branches– these can be a source of insect and disease, as well as safety issues.
- Rubbing or crossing branches– these types of branches can become weak and break, or become another entry point for disease
- Interfering branches– branches that may be hanging down too low or getting too close to buildings
- Large horizontal branches– excessive weight leads these types of branches to break.
For more information about pruning your commercial or residential landscape trees, call KMA Tree Service at (978) 912-7795 today!