There’s so much more to tree pruning than just cutting the branches here and there. It’s really a combination of science and art. Sometimes it’s better to get a landscape professional to do your pruning because it’s really more of a science than you think, and if done properly, it improves both the health and the looks of your trees and landscape.
Below are five types of tree pruning that helps your landscape look beautiful.
Five Types of Tree Pruning
- Crown Thinning – Removes smaller outer canopy branches, helping to reduce weight and increase sunlight and air penetration.
- Crown Cleaning – Selectively removes hazardous, dead or dying branches from the tree canopy
- Crown Raising – Removes lower branches to increase clearance under the leaf canopy (also known as “elevation” or “limbing up”).
- Crown Reduction – This type of tree pruning carefully removes certain stems or brances back to the lateral limbs (as opposed to “topping” which leaves large, open wounds that subject the tree to disease and decay).
- Crown Restoration – This type of pruning is a corrective in nature since it’s done over a period of time in order to restore a good structure and appearance in trees that have been damaged or topped.
Below is a Japanese maple tree that Alfred limbed up this summer to let more air flow through the tree and to give a better view of the rest of the garden.At Acer, we're planting the good life. For FREE estimates call 615-350-8030 x 17 or complete our short form online. Want to be notified when we've written a new blog post? Subscribe To Our Blog and receive a copy of our new E-book!