Benefits of Pruning your Trees

benefits of tree pruning

benefits of tree pruningJohnson City, and Kingsport TN

Want to make sure your trees look their best during the warm-weather seasons? Then make sure they get a good pruning. Keeping your trees pruned on a regular schedule helps them look better and grow stronger. Your local East Tennessee arborist at Promier Tree can do the work for you; here is a list of the benefits that come from pruning your trees.

Removing dead branches is a protective measure. If a branch falls, it can harm you, your family, other people, animals or property. When you hire your local Kingsport arborist to prune your tree, it also can be evaluated for overall health and safety. This way, any problems or potential problems can be identified and treated before they become serious. For example, if you have dead branches due to disease, it can kill the entire tree. A dead tree is a hazard in and of itself. In fact, data recently released by the National Storm Damage Center estimates that trees that are damaged or downed by severe weather cause more than $1 billion in property damage in the United States every year.

Pruning a tree on a regular basis when it is young can improve the overall health of the tree by encouraging a sound and sturdy branch structure. This solid structure can lower the risk of branches falling and damaging people and property as the tree ages. Once a tree is mature, pruning can be used to remove weak branches or thin dense canopies, which may hinder the amount of sunlight and air circulating through the tree, thereby limiting growth and photosynthesis. Maintaining a consistent pruning schedule is a cornerstone of tree health. Otherwise, you are more likely to end up with a tree emergency resulting from an unhealthy tree that was not maintained properly.

The benefits do not end there. Pruning a tree helps it maintain or enhance its shape, making a tree look better and increasing the “curb appeal” of your home. Data released by the PNW Research Station indicated that a single healthy tree in the front of a home could increase the sale price by an average amount of $7,130. If you have fruit trees, regular pruning helps them produce more fruit and bigger fruit on a consistent basis.

If you are having a tree pruned, it is crucial that the job is done right. An improperly pruned tree may result in the removed branches growing back. Topping a tree can lead to the development of little twigs at the top of the tree. On the other hand, pruning a tree the right way will result in callouses developing over the pruning cuts, sealing your tree against potential decay and infection.

Tree Pruning in the Tri-Cities

Given the potential risks, we recommend having the professionals handle pruning your tree. Promier Tree offers a wide variety of services for trees for both residential and commercial customers. Call our office today at (423) 765-2626 to schedule an appointment with one of our arborists for an evaluation.

Promier Tree is here to serve residential and business customers in the areas of Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport in Tennessee.