There are a few reasons why you may want to consider trimming your trees. Aesthetics, safety and tree health are among the top reasons why most people trim or prune their trees. By strategically planning which branches to cut and trim, you can reap many benefits from your trees.
When a tree is left to its own growth, it can grow to have it’s branches be wild, erratic and pointing in whichever direction. By trimming branches and removing them, you can keep your tree aesthetically pleasing and beautiful.
By removing dead or diseased branches, you remove the risk of tree limbs breaking and falling onto people’s heads. You should trim your trees at least once a growing season to maintain the safety of your surroundings, especially if the tree in question is growing over a popular traffic area such as walkways or the road.
Strategic removal of branches can actually be beneficial to your tree’s health. You may think you are hurting it by removing a branch, but it can actually promote healthier growth. By removing obsolete branches, the tree can provide more growing energy to the areas you leave behind. This is especially beneficial for fruit trees. Trimming also can preserve your tree by removing diseased portions before they spread to the rest of the tree.