Dead or damaged limbs should be correctively cut and trimmed to help close wounds and prevent spreading decay. Trimming and fertilizing will correct the initial injury, and will also prevent trees and shrubs from becoming susceptible to insect, disease, and environmental issues throughout growing season.
Tree Pruning Young Trees
This is an important aspect of tree care. Early structural pruning helps young trees by cleaning out dead, dying, broken or damaged branches, developing a strong framework as it grows into maturity, removing defects, establishing a single, dominant leader or selecting other desired structure.
Tree Pruning Mature Trees
When pruning mature trees care and consideration should be given to the site, species, growth habit, size and maturity of the tree. Jonathan Rich Tree Care Arborists and staff employ different techniques of pruning in order to achieve the desired result. These may include Crown Cleaning: selectively removing dead, broken, diseased or weakly attached branches. Crown Thinning: combines crown cleaning with selective removal of branches to improve light and air circulation or to reduce the wind-sail effect. Crown Raising: removing lower limbs to provide clearance for vehicles, buildings, pedestrians and to improve lines of sight. Crown Reduction: reducing the size of a tree while maintaining the structural integrity and natural form of the tree