Using Pruning To Increase Your Fruit Tree’s Lifespan

by / Friday, 15 February 2019 / Published in Blog

While still in its youth, fruit trees will greatly benefit from a scheduled and proper pruning. If done correctly, it can increase the lifespan and overall health of the tree. The key word here being “correctly”. If performed by an amateur, pruning can actually do the opposite and cripple your tree.

How Pruning Can Improve Growth Patterns

In order to achieve a balanced growth pattern, pruning can be done in the early years of a tree where the central leader is easiest to spot. Once this balance has been achieved, the tree will be gifted with more stability, which in turn makes it easier for the tree to withstand heavy storms unharmed.On the opposite end of the spectrum lie trees which have been infested with insects, ridden with disease, poorly pruned, or unfortunately located during the early years of their lives. Such cursed trees will often be left with unbalanced branches, scarce foliage, or weakened limbs running a risk of falling during the next storm.

This marks another reason for scheduling a proper pruning for your young trees: safety. An unmanaged, unbalanced tree could cause great damage if it starts dropping limbs during the next storm. Fallen branches could strike your property, or even severely injure a person. In order to avoid such risks and troubles, you should simply ensure your tree will grow up sturdy and save.But don’t go out and hack away at random branches! Remember that will do more harm than good. You need to hire a professional who knows what they’re doing.

How Pruning Can Improve the Production of Fruit and Seed?

Many fruit trees which are left unattended, will start overproducing fruit at the expense of their buds, foliage, shoots, and suckers. As a result, nutrients will be spread in a way that leaves the tree with a shorter lifespan than if it had been assisted during its growth. While a mediocre lifespan is absolutely fine in the wild, where the dying tree will serve to nurture the next generation of seedlings, a tree in yard will serve no such purpose.

Tree Care service in Palo Alto will ensure that your trees stay healthy. The technicians will prune according to the requirement and season, as suited to each of the type of tree on your property. This will help you have healthy trees.

An unsupported tree in your yard will have less delicious fruit, look less majestic, and produce less seeds and blossoms. And even worse, it will have a much tougher time recovering from damages inflicted during storms and other attacks, such as climbing children, droughts, disease, and so on.

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