Delicate Pruning of Small Trees
When it comes to a young or small tree, the main idea is to prune as little as possible. Pruning is not something you really want to do with a young tree because they require as many leaves as possible in order to facilitate growth.
We would recommend no pruning at all, however this is often not the case. Outdoor elements out of our control such as wind, rain, and pests can cause branches to become weakened or die. Winters can prove to be especially difficult in the sensitive early growth period of a young tree.
When our company gets a call to prune young trees or are in charge of maintaining them, our experts are very, very careful to only select branches that are dead, diseased, or broken. We also look out for branches that are rubbing or crossing with others as a means to increase light penetration and air flow
Cutting these types of branches away significantly reduces intrusions by pests and provides ample protection against tree disease as well as weather elements.
This of course is not always the procedure. As our client’s trees grow over time, so do our methods of pruning. We become very selective in exactly which branches are pruned in order to maintain a natural, healthy shape and appearance. If your in need of tree pruning or have questions, give us a call today at (828) 633-4357. You can speak with a highly experienced tree pruning specialist in Asheville, NC.