Tree trimming is a process that should be undertaken on a regular basis throughout the life of your tree, and although you can do it yourself as the tree gets older it can get harder and so you should get professional tree pruning Glossop involved. Proper tree pruning will not only save you money in the long run but it will also ensure your tree is healthy, easy to maintain and looks the best that it can. The earlier you undertake a regular tree cutting regime, the better as how well you look after the tree in its early life will not only affect its final shape but can also affect its life span as well.
Tree Pruning at the Planting Stage
When you have first planted the tree, you only want to do minor pruning work to make sure that you leave enough of the leaf structure to feed the root system in order to give the tree a great start in life. You should, however, prune away any branches that are broken, branches that are competing with the main growth of the tree, any tree tags or branches that are swollen by insect eggs.
Tree Pruning from 3 to 5 Years
Any good tree surgeons in disley will tell you that when your tree is 3 to 5 years old the root growth should already be well established and the tree will now be working on expanding in size in order to nourish its existing branches. Pruning should therefore concentrate on cutting off any root suckers in the crown, eliminating branches that are growing in the wrong direction, the removal of narrow angled branches, and thinning out of excessive branches to reduce the amount of competition there is for light, nutrients and water.
Tree Pruning from 5 to 7 Years
Once a tree has reached 5 years old then it is established and you can concentrate your pruning techniques on making it even better than it already is. Make sure the lower limbs are removed to make sure that the bottom of the tree crown is higher than human head height. Many people make the mistake of thinking that tree branches move upwards as the tree grows taller – they do not – a tree branch at 5-foot-high will always be 5ft high.
Tree Pruning at 15 Years Plus
Again, it is just a case of keeping on top of it, to make sure the tree stays in the shape you would like it to and any dead branches are removed. Proper pruning throughout the life of the tree also means that the tree should be stronger and so better able to withstand storms and the such like.