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Tree Trimming & Pruning: How to Make the Best Work on Your Trees

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If you know the basics, you will be able to do this yourself. We come with tips and tricks to make your life easier. If you have the right equipment, you can prune your trees and keep their appearance clean – they’ll also look healthier, andyou’ll get rid of potentiallydangerous branches (like dead branches).

If you want to do more than just the basics, you might want to hire a professional – tree pruning services in Adelaide are the kind you need.

Why should I trim my trees?

First of all, safety

Those branches that are broken or dead can fall off anytime, and can also injuresomeone. Or they can grow too close to the utility lines. Make sure you get in touch with the utility company and let them handle these kinds of situations. Also, if the branchesof your tree block your vision while you drive, they should be trimmed away.

Second of all, health

If you have an infected tree, but you know how to prunit away, then you might save it. By thinning the crown of a tree, you can improve the airflow, and this thing is very important. Also, if the branches are crossing each other, you should trim them or, better, get rid of them. s

And then there’s aesthetics

If you prune a tree, you’re maintaining it best, with its overall appearance and shape. However, that doesn’t mean that you need to force an unnatural shape on a tree. If you trim it more than you need to, then you can damage the tree reallybad.

Tree trimming tips

Make sure you trim it during its dormant season. It’s true, you can prune it at all times, but it’s better if you listen to this tip. There’s only one exception: when there’s a possibility of the branches to fall unexpectedly.

Make sure you reallysee the size of the branch you’re about to remove. If it has less than 5 cm in diameter, you can goahead and trim it. If it has more, don’t do it yourself. And if it has more than 10 cm, then you should only do it if you have a very good reason.

Make sure you only trim those branches that have V-shaped, narrow angles. Keep those branches that are U-shaped.

After you’re donepruning, the ratio of the crown to the tree height should be of two-thirds.

The branches should be pruned away when they are young, due to the fact thatthey are easy to manage them, and you won’t leave scars, either.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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