PRUNING

Regular Pruning Ensures Tree Health & Longevity

As trees grow they will inevitably need maintenance to ensure a long and healthy life. Cardinal Tree Care offers complete tree pruning services to meet your needs.

There are 4 key aspects to tree pruning for healthy tree:

Dead Wooding

Dead Wooding is the process of removing dead branches within a tree. As trees grow, some inner branches naturally die off. These dead branches can contribute to rot or cavities in your tree.

Thinning

Selectively removing some the inner branches allows for increased air flow, more sunlight, and adds to the tree’s appearance. It can also reduce the number of falling twigs from messy trees.

Clearance

Trimming branches away from buildings or wires encourages growth in the right directions and reduces the risk of property damage. We generally suggest at least 1 meter clearance from important structures, such as your house or garage.

Hazards

As trees grow in urban areas, unlike in forests, they require maintenance and inspections to mitigate hazardous branches. Branches that have cracks or cavities should be monitored and removed if necessary. Broken or hanging branches should be removed right away to protect people and property.

THE BEFORE & AFTER

When pruning a tree, Cardinal Tree Care aims to cover four aspects of tree pruning. This method of pruning allows trees to live long, healthy lives, and reduces the amount of care they will need. With proper tree pruning, mature trees can grow 5 to 10 years without needing much work.

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