Fine and Fruit Tree Pruning
Fine Pruning (Ornamentals)
Fine pruning of your ornamental trees and shrubs should be handled by professionals. There are correct ways to prune and very incorrect ways to prune. One wrong cut can cause serious damage to a tree's structure, health and/or shape.
Incorrect cuts can change your
tree's appearance for forever or create a scenario by which costly regular maintenance is required to correct or counteract the effects of the improper cut. Incorrect cuts can introduce unnatural rapid epicormic growth (sprouting suckers), promote decay that will shorten a tree's life-span, or weaken a tree making it succeptable to disease and tip dieback
There are many reasons to prune ornamental trees and shrubs:
~House, Walkway, and Driveway Clearance
~ Pruning Damaged or Crossing/Binding Limbs
~ Pruning out Unsightly Deadwood
~ Thinning the Canopy
~ Pruning for Shape
~ Pruning for Structure
Let Sound Arbor handle the
delicate pruning requirements for your ornamental trees and shrubs.
Fruit Tree Pruning
There are three main reasons why annual pruning of fruit trees is recommended.
1) Fruit Production
2) Tree Shape and Structure
3) Tree Health
Pruning for fruit production requires an annual thinning of water shoots
(suckers), the removal of crossing/binding limbs and overcrowded areas, and usually an overall heighth reduction to keep the fruit within reach.
Thinning the water shoots and removing crossing and binding limbs reduces the competition from other fruit buds and allows the fruit tree to expend its energy into the remaining buds. This will produce larger fruit. The removal and thinning of crossing, binding, and overcrowded limbs also benefits the tree healthwise. Crossing limbs will continue to grow, rub and bind against each other, and create wounds in which bacteria and fungi can enter and weaken the tree.
Along with fruit production and tree health, most people also want a nicely shaped tree. At Sound Arbor, we take all those things into account when pruning your fruit trees. Whether we are doing a restoration prune on a neglected or old tree, fine tuning a well kept speciman, or shaping a new join, you can be confident in the quality of our work.