If you’re a homeowner, you have probably heard a couple of recommendations that you shouldn’t trim or prune your trees. So, you might wonder why you shouldn’t do it. After all, it’s your tree.
Though there is nothing wrong with you pruning or trimming your trees, the result that you’ll get might be far from what you have imagined.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, you might end up with expensive mistakes. Because of this, it’s always ideal to work with a tree service Tyler TX company for help.
If you work with a professional, you can avoid doing these things:
Wrong Tool Sanitation and Maintenance
You wouldn’t want a surgeon doing even a simple operation with instruments that had been already used and hadn’t been cleaned, right? This is a fundamental element of effective clinical hygiene.
When it comes to trees, this may seem exaggerated, but just as an infection can spread from one individual to another if a doctor neglects his or her instruments, tree disease can spread from one tree or plant to another.
Clean and sharpened equipment must be used if a tree is to continue to thrive. The following is a list of the consequences of poor tool maintenance and cleaning:
- More Work
It’s simply harder to do the job of trimming, pruning, and cutting with tools that you don’t sharpen or clean properly.
- Jagged Cuts
Cuts that aren’t even and tear off part of a branch can be harder for the tree to heal. This leaves it prone to parasites and diseases.
- Fungal Infection
If your tool has spores from a fungus, they can take root on a newly cut wound and start stealing nutrients from your tree.
Mistakes in Amount of Cutting
A beginner in tree trimming is prone to either cut too much or not enough branches. A professional tree care company considers the entire tree and its growth before they trim it.
They know what your tree requires to survive. Unfortunately, an average homeowner does not have this knowledge. Overall, the health of your tree might suffer if you use incorrect cutting methods.
If you over-trim your tree, it can lead to:
- Tree death
- Impeded nutrient production
- Unilateral growth
- Lowered growth
If you insufficiently trim your tree, it can lead to:
- No positive result or benefit
- Misshapen growth
- Crowded growth
There’s a right time to sow and a right time to reap. There is also a right time to trim. Trimming at the wrong season of the year can lead to issues for your tree.
Usually, professionals recommend you trim your tree during the winter season. During this period, your tree is dormant.
Summer is also an excellent time to trim your tree when the sun is warm and bright and there are tons of nutrients available.
Spring and fall are much more dangerous seasons. Trimming and cutting during these seasons can lead to:
- Dehydration due to sap loss
- Depleted ability to produce nutrients
- Impeded growth
Thus, it’s best to avoid trimming your tree during fall or spring.