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Top 3 Pruning Methods Every Shrewd Homeowner Should Know March 27, 2017

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Top 3 Pruning Methods Every Shrewd Homeowner Should Know, Milton, Pennsylvania

Tree pruning is a combination of tree health maintenance and landscaping aesthetic. While the most fundamental reasons for calling a professional tree service provider involve removing structurally weak limbs to prevent damage or decay, tree pruning can also dramatically improve the visual appeal of your landscape design. Whether you’re pruning for health or aesthetics, the tree professionals at Travis Monk Tree Service of Milton, Pennsylvania, explain the top three methods for tree pruning.

Top 3 Tree Pruning Methods Explained 

Cleaning Trees

Removing particular branches of a tree is done to reduce the risk of falling branches and tree decay that could lead to tree removal. This method consists of selectively removing branches showing signs of decay or disease. Tree cleaning is preferred for older trees because it does not unnecessarily remove healthy tree branches.  

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Thinning Trees

Done to increase sunlight exposure and clear the air, this method involves reducing the density of the tree branches by selectively pruning branches at the crown of the branch (as opposed to the interior). Generally speaking, this method is done to improve the landscaping aesthetic and help homeowners get more natural sunlight into their homes.

Reducing Trees

Done to reduce height or spread, this method of tree pruning is most often done to make a path for a utility line or to clear vegetation away from buildings. One thing to note with reducing trees is that not every tree can handle this type of pruning, so the overall health of the tree needs to be considered before starting. This method is only utilized when tree growth is causing a problem for utility services or the building’s structure.

To learn more about tree pruning, or to speak to a tree care professional about any emergency tree service, call (570) 490-4634 or visit the Travis Monk Tree Service website for a full listing of services. Also, be sure to follow them on Facebook for landscaping tips and exclusive deals.

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