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4 types of trimming for your trees

Oct 8

For most homeowners, it can be hard to know when their trees need to be trimmed. Many people assume that they just cut off the branches and they're done. Tree trimming  is really a bit of a science due to the fact that trees are alive, and trimming is done to promote the healthy growth of the tree, prevent the dying of branches, and remove any unhealthy growth. In addition, there are multiple types of tree trimming. Here are four different types of trimming that is done by most tree service companies.

Dead Pruning

Dead pruning is a trimming process in which you remove the branches that are already dead, dying, or diseased. This process is also referred to as crown cleaning by some, and it will help to improve the tree's appearance. When it comes to dead branches, it is only a matter of time before the branch breaks and falls. It is better to remove these branches early to reduce the risk of injury or property damage. In addition, this process will help prevent diseased branches from spreading while enhancing the tree's appearance. Sometimes, you can minimize the dead wood rather than the entire branch, which will make the tree look cleaner and less dangerous.

Crown Thinning

This type of tree trimming consists of taking out the weak branches so that the canopy can be opened up. It will improve the light and air penetration into the tree while also reducing the load of the bigger branches since the damaged branches will be removed. With crown thinning, you will want to make sure that unwanted branches are removed all throughout the crown, even around the edges. However, make sure that you don't focus too much on the center, since this could impact the tree's overall structure.

Crown Lifting

Crown lifting is the process of cutting off the crown's lower limbs to reduce the mass of the bigger branches. This type of trimming is done to clear roads and sidewalks and remove limbs that could be impacting your home. It can have negative effects on trees that are fully grown due to the fact that larger limbs can leave bigger wounds.

Crown Reduction

This type of tree trimming consists of reducing the tree's overall height. It is recommended on younger trees as opposed to older trees, as it is better to remove the whole limb. With crown reduction, the primary goal is to remove terminal limbs so that you can preserve the primary branch. It is important that a professional performs this tree trimming task so that the tree continues to grow properly and the risk of decay is minimized.

If your in need of any type of trimming for your trees there are many local tree service companies  that are able to do this in your area.

Contact Information:

Brandon Tree Service
1811 Lake Chapman Dr. #102
Brandon, FL 33510