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How Pruning Enhances the Safety, Aesthetics, & Health of Your Trees

Massachusetts has approximately 3 million acres of forests with an estimated 1.6 billion trees throughout the entirety of the Bay State. Since the state is densely populated, there is a good chance that your property has a few of these trees that need proper care and pruning on a regular basis. 

How well a homeowner takes care of the trees on their property can determine how long that tree lives, how healthy it is, the safety of the structures around it, how aesthetically pleasing it looks, and how pests or disease could possibly attack the tree. 

Each of these issues could be solved through an evaluation by a certified arborist and regular professional pruning. Here are a few of the ways that pruning can help increase the safety, health, and aesthetics of your landscaping.

Pruning for Safety 

Trees that are regularly pruned for dead or dying branches are safer. 

Think about your property for a moment. It’s possible that your yard has trees that overhang your home, pool, garage, shed, or your children’s play area. Dead or dying branches pose a serious injury risk to the people below and could cause major damage should they fall on the structures in the area. 

Pruning can remove those branches that may be loosened during a storm, attacked by pests,  or weakened through disease. The removal of branches by our climbers can ensure that your family and structures remain safe. 

In addition to providing safety for the people and structures in the yard, a pruned tree can be kept away from power lines and potential hazards during wind storms and winter weather that could cause power outages.

Pruning For Aesthetics 

Pruned trees tend to have a better shape and overall more beautiful appearance. Not only can pruning remove dead or damaged branches, but it can encourage better growth and increased blooms for flowering trees. A well-managed and well-pruned tree will have even growth patterns that give a polished look to the landscaping.  


Pruning To Detect Disease and Pests 

Regular pruning, completed by an experienced and knowledgeable arborist, is good for the overall health of the tree. 

When a tree is regularly pruned it gives the climber a chance to inspect and detect pest infestations and the progression of any disease that the tree may be experiencing. Early detection means earlier treatment and gives the tree a fighting chance to be nursed back to health. 

Pruning for Sun Exposure 

Regular tree pruning can also help expose parts of the tree that have been hidden from sunlight to experience the much needed ingredient that will help it grow and prosper. More efficient nourishment can happen when the leaves of the tree beyond the canopy have access to the power of sunlight and photosynthesis. 

Pruning goes well beyond just the aesthetic purpose of making your landscaping look clean and shapely. It can help prevent risks of falling limbs or branches, detect early signs of disease or pests, and encourage healthy growth needed for a tree to thrive. 



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