Often confused with tree trimming, tree pruning is the art of removing tree branches, foliage or leaves exclusively for safety and health purposes in regards to the tree. Commercial tree pruning is done at high-end homes and business properties. Improving the appearance of trees is sometimes also associated with pruning even though it is the major factor when it comes to tree trimming.
Tree pruning is subdivided into crown thinning, crown lifting, heading back cut and crown reduction. Crown thinning refers to removing some branches and foliage to allow light to penetrate through a tree to trigger growth and openness. Crown thinning also discourages snakes from breeding in a tree.
Crown lifting refers to the cutting down of lower shaggy and overgrown branches for safety purposes. Such branches can be a distraction to pedestrians or might even fall off easily causing harm to people and property. Lifting can also be done to enhance the appearance of a tree. Crown reduction or topping is simply reducing the size of a tree’s height or width or both.
This can be done to reduce shade at a property or to create a larger clearance area at a homestead. Heading back cut involves cutting the top of a tree to increase its strength and density.
The following guidelines will help you if you plan on pruning tree or if you just want to educate yourself about tree trimming techniques.
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Las Vegas Tree Trimmers
5354 Lindell Rd. Apt. 1111
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