Tree Pruning

Roanoke VA Tree Pruning Services

Roots Arbor Care providing Roanoke VA tree pruning services. Next to watering, pruning is the most commonly performed tree maintenance procedure. Landscape trees require periodic pruning to remove mistletoe, broken or diseased branches, alleviate crowded limbs and eliminate hazards. Pruning “opens up” the tree’s canopy and permits more air movement and sunlight penetration, allowing for vigorous growth. Proper pruning will make your trees look healthier as well as increase their life expectancy.

Since each pruning cut can potentially alter the appearance and health of your tree, no branch should be removed without a reason. Our tree care professionals will ensure that your tree receives the maximum benefit from pruning without subjecting the tree to damage.

Making Proper Pruning Cuts

Pruning cuts should be made just outside the branch collar. The branch collar contains trunk or parent branch tissue and should not be damaged or removed. If a limb is to be removed, be sure to make the cut just beyond the collar. Doing so will facilitate the tree’s ability to heal the wound correctly.

If a large limb is to be removed, its weight should first be reduced. This is done by making an undercut about 12-18 inches from the limb’s point of attachment. A second cut is made from the top, directly above or a few inches further out on the limb. This removes the limb leaving the 12-18 inch stub. The stub is removed by cutting back to the branch collar. This technique reduces the possibility of tearing the bark.

Hiring an Arborist

Pruning large trees can be dangerous. If pruning involves working high above the ground or using power equipment, it is best to hire a professional arborist. An arborist can provide the know-how, the manpower, and the equipment necessary to get the job done safely. If you are looking for Roanoke VA tree pruning, look no further than Roots Arbor Care. Contact US today!