There are essential aspects to consider when considering whether or not to have your tree pruned. There are several variables to consider while trimming trees, including the species, size, current structural and physiological state, and location. Pruning a tree in Norwich necessitates thoughtful consideration. This is because our choices will have an impact on the tree’s health and lifespan in the future.
Results of effective pruning
- Maintaining harmony and amenity value with a reduced crown.
- Weaknesses are removed.
- Disposal of diseased or dead tree limbs and branches.
- Preserve a healthy body structure, a long life, and so forth.
Results of negative pruning
- An increased likelihood of failure.
- In the end, the tree died.
- Arachnid invasions.
- Degeneration of the stem, roots, and/or branches.
- Secondary concerns (pests and diseases) are often allowed to attack because of stress, which hinders the trees’ natural defences.
A good rule of thumb is to prune deciduous (leaf-dropping) and evergreen (which includes most conifers) trees throughout the winter. The reason is that this is when they are dormant. And early spring is a bad time to prune because sap is dripping profusely from the trees. As a general guideline, mid-summer is the second greatest time of year for a number of reasons. But these guidelines can be broken for a variety of options.
Another pruning tip
Early to mid-summer pruning of cherry trees (Prunus species) is recommended to avoid canker and silver leaf diseases.
It's time to prune
When it comes to caring for trees at home, one of the most common mistakes individuals do is cutting them incorrectly. Wrongly cutting a tree can make it harder for it to heal from a wound and allow hazardous pathogens to enter.
Pruning at these specific spots ensures that the wound is as small as possible. And this gives the tree a good chance of sealing it to avoid decay fungi from invading.
There should be no more than a third of the diameter of the branch being pruned (removed) when removing a branch for pruning.
Secateurs and loppers, hand saws, and chainsaws can all be used for pruning.
Cut when granted
It’s common for tree owners to think that they can do whatever they want with their trees. But because of the Tree Protection Order (TPO) or the conservation area in which it lives, this is not the case. Due to the Town and Country Planning Act of 1990, these trees are legally protected from destruction (as amended). Prosecution and an infinite fine can be imposed on anyone found guilty of improperly applying to the local planning authority and obtaining relevant approvals before carrying out work on trees with a TPO or within a Conservation Area.
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Please contact Pro Tree Surgeon Norwich for specialised pruning recommendations for your trees. We provide free estimates with no strings attached, and we’re always delighted to guide our clients.