How Arborists Recognize The Need For Tree Pruning?

by / Tuesday, 06 April 2021 / Published in Blog

Certain types of situations place a tree in a spot where pruning could become necessary. Arborist in San Jose have learned about such spots, and about the ways for identifying the approach of a time when it would help to prune off a few of the tree’s parts.

What parts on a tree’s crown might need to be pruned off?

• Diseased and broken branches
• Excess foliage: Be sure not to remove more than ¼ of the foliage on the crown.
• Any poorly attached branches: Reduce the chances that such a branch might become lose in a storm and fall onto a car, or onto the home’s roof.
• Avoid making any indiscriminate cuts, while working on any part of the crown. The presence of such a cut could trigger the creation of problems.

Advice on pruning trees after a storm

Remove any broken branches; that should enhance the creation of new growth. At the same time, it reduces the chance that a strong wind might cause the broken branch to become lose, and to fall on some object or person.

How to prune branches when a tree has filled a tight space?

Cut only enough branches to achieve a suitable space between the tree’s branching parts and the building(s) that are next to it.

There are times when a building owner might seek the removal of some foliage, in order to enjoy a better view from a window in an upper floor. As long as the pruning process focuses on the reason for cutting off some foliage, that simple process should not harm the affected tree.

Smart property owners do not plant near the border of their property any tree that might allow leaves or blossoms to fall on the adjacent lot. Robert Frost’s observation that good fences make good neighbors becomes irrelevant, if one of the droppings-loaded trees has sprouted next to a neighbor’s fence.

Arborists know a lot about trees, but not as much about keeping neighbors happy and friendly. Still, their skills could prove useful, if a neighbor were to request the pruning of a specific tree, one that had taken root in the land that was adjacent to the neighbor’s yard.

Obviously, any effort to prune off a few branches would need to be pursued by an expert, so that the pruned plant did not wither and die. An arborist should prove capable of demonstrating an expert’s skills. Consequently, a smart tree lover would seek access to the same skills, in order to preserve a beloved source of both beauty and shade. In the above case, the preservation of a second treasure could be achieved—the maintenance of good relations with at least one member of the neighborhood family.

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