Part of the responsibility of owning a home is the care and maintenance of the property. For first-occupancy homes in a new subdivision, these owners will be faced with the task of transforming a relatively barren landscape into a warmer and more appealing vista by building a deck/patio, and planting flower beds/gardens, shrubs, and/or some new trees.
Owners of established/older homes and properties must be concerned with maintaining the health and the aesthetic appeal of mature shrubs and trees that have been in place for many years. This maintenance likely will include pruning for trees that have grown to considerable heights. In these instances, for reasons of personal safety as well as the use of appropriate techniques, such tree pruning may best be left to the skills of an arborist or tree services specialist from DreamWorks Tree Services rather than using a do-it-yourself approach.
Why is Tree Pruning Necessary?
Pruning trees has many benefits, including boosting the tree’s health, improving safety, and enhancing aesthetics.
What Does DreamWorks Trees Services Do for Tree Trimming?
At DreamWorks Trees Services, we offer complete tree pruning services, including removing dead or diseased limbs, cutting branches that obstruct windows, driveways, and streets, and thinning branches to allow more sunlight while enhancing the overall appearance.
How is Tree Pruning Different from Trimming?
Experts use trimming for hedges and shrubs to remove overgrowth and ensure perfect growth, whereas pruning is for trees. It helps to get rid of diseased and dead portions of trees.
What is the Best Time of Year to Prune?
Professional arborists offering tree pruning services consider winter to be the best time of the year to prune trees. This is because it is easy to identify deadwood by looking for cracks, fungus growth, and changes in branch colour. Although it typically depends on the objective of pruning, you can trim most trees year-round using proper techniques.
How Often Should I Prune My Trees?
The frequency of tree pruning depends on the type of tree and its condition. It helps to prune diseased and pest-infected trees regularly, at least once per year. Be sure to use proper tools and correct techniques to avoid damaging the trees.
How are Pollarding, Reducing, and Topping Different?
Pollarding – refers to cutting the branches of a tree to contain its size. Experts start with the process when a tree is young and continue once every two years.
Reduction – is a tree trimming technique involving shortening the branches selectively to reduce the spread and height of a tree and curb excessive growth sprouts. It allows you to save a tree that you may otherwise have had to remove.
Topping – is when a tree is indiscriminately cut back to stubs. This method is not usually preferred because the result is unsightly.
Where can I find Tree Pruning services in Ontario?
At DreamWorks Trees Services, we are committed to providing efficient tree care services, including tree pruning in Ontario. You may contact our experts to schedule an appointment.