Overgrown trees can damage a building, block the view of a house or commercial structure, impede walking paths with low hanging branches, or stunt the growth of other landscape components.
While most pruning is done for “people reasons,” pruning done right can improve tree structure, enhance the vigor of the tree, not to mention maintain the safety for the surrounding area. Proper tree pruning can invigorate the growth of a tree when done by arborists who understand the impact of their cuts. In contrast, improper pruning is like a bad hair cut. You know it when you see it. An improperly pruned tree will have growth occurring where no growth should occur. This will lead to bad aesthetic appearances and undermine the tree’s biology. One bad tree pruning can turn a majestic tree into a dwarf. How can this be? Well a tree receives its energy from its leaves. Remove too many leaves and you have reduced the photosynthetic capacity of the tree. In other words, the tree will be starved for nutrition and that leads to stunted growth. Some trees don’t recover.
Why Tree Pruning
Trees are oftentimes the biggest component of a landscape. Here are some of the top reasons why trees get trimmed:
- Homeowner is about to place the house on the market and wants to increase “curb appeal.”
- Homeowner is about to sell house and needs to remove tree limbs that are near or touching house.
- Tree on a commercial property has grown so much customers cannot see the sign.
- Overgrown tree(s) may give potential thieves the privacy they need to accomplish a break in undetected.
- Tree branches interfere with passage on sidewalk or passage to front door of home.
- Overgrown trees have shaded so much of yard, other existing landscaping is starved for sunlight.
- Tree has dead branches that may fall.
- Tree structure is wrong due to previous bad pruning and needs to be balanced out.
- Ball Moss removal.
- Bird population control in grocery store parking lots, restaurants and other heavy traffic places.
The AZ Master Gardener Manual lists additional reasons. Because each tree has a unique location, height, and structure, we are unable to give a quote over the phone. Fortunately, we offer free, on site estimates. If you need tree pruning service, call us today.