Pruning is the removal of diseased, damaged and dead tree wood. It is an important part of big tree maintenance. When done at the right time and with the right cuts, it can improve the tree's root system and energy reserves.
Pruning will also help your tree to produce an abundance of new growth, including more fruits and flowers. Getting rid of deadwood can be done at any time. You can also visit this website to get a professional pruning service.
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However, for most big trees, the best time to prune is late winter, when the coldest part of the season has passed. Pruning is easier in the winter when the tree goes dormant and the leafless branches can be seen more clearly.
Some big trees, like fall birches, dogwoods, elms, and maple tree varieties can also be pruned in the spring or summer.
There are three basic types of pruning: raising and reduction, thinning and topping.
Raising and reduction are used to create more clearance for utility lines, pedestrian walkways, vehicles, and buildings. The reduction in the process of reducing the size of the tree. Raising refers to the removal of the tree's lower branches.
Thinning involves the removal of large tree limbs and branches where they join the tree. It can help promote new growth and increased production of fruit and flowers.
Topping is the removal of all branches down to the tree's largest branches. Both thinning and topping are considered more aggressive types of pruning.