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When I first bought a new house, I realized that the front trees were a little overgrown. I was worried about a branch breaking in the wind and smashing into a window or the roof, and so I decided to invest in professional tree service. When the arborist came, he had more concerns than just a few overgrown branches. Apparently, a few of my trees had also developed serious pest infestations, and I was worried about what it might mean for their health. He carefully trimmed each tree to ward off disease, and within a few weeks, they were looking a lot better. This blog explains how a professional tree trimmer could help you, so that you aren't left with dying trees.


Keeping Your Trees Healthy

What Are The Different Types Of Pruning That A Tree Service Can Help With

Joshua Mercier

There are all sorts of scenarios in which you can contact a tree service. They can help with removing trees, and they can also help with pruning and otherwise taking care of trees. If you're interested in hiring a tree service to help you with pruning, then you'll probably be interested to know that there are a variety of different types of pruning that a tree service can help you with. For example, these are some of the different types of pruning that you can hire a tree service for.

Crown Reduction Pruning

Crown reduction pruning — which is also commonly known as drop crotch pruning — is used as a means of reducing the size of a tree. There are a few reasons why this might be done. Some people like to have crown reduction pruning done if they think a tree is growing too fast since having it reduced in size makes it possible for them to "train" a tree to have the appearance that they want it to have. You may also want to have crown reduction pruning done if one of your trees has grown too big for the space where it's planted, such as if you're concerned about it potentially interfering with your home or another structure on your property.

Hazard Pruning

Hazard pruning is done for safety purposes. For example, if you have a tree that has big limbs that are dead or unstable, you might be worried about the limbs falling on top of someone or otherwise causing safety issues. Hazard pruning can also be done to prevent property damage. For example, if you fear that some of the limbs on your trees might be putting your roof in jeopardy, hazard pruning is a good way to get rid of the limbs that pose a threat.

Standard Pruning

You might not really be worried about your tree being hazardous, and it might be of a good size. This does not mean that pruning is not important, though. Standard pruning is done for two main reasons: to help your tree stay healthy and to help it look its best. For example, dead and dying branches will be removed, which is important so your tree can thrive.

Fine Pruning

You might have worked with a tree service in the past to have standard pruning done on your trees, or you might have done it yourself. Either way, your trees might be well-pruned overall. However, a bit of fine pruning will need to be done from time to time to keep your trees in pristine condition. Luckily, a tree service can help you with this type of pruning when needed.

For more information on residential tree care services, contact a company near you.