Hometown Tree Care uses pruning methods such as Drop Crotch Pruning, Cosmetic, and Hygienic to improve the natural shape of the trees. Dead, diseased, and broken wood can be removed at any time of year. However, for general pruning, the best time is in late winter or early spring just before growth begins. Because each cut has the potential to change the growth of (or cause damage to) a tree, no branch should be removed without a reason. Removing leaves reduces photosynthesis and may reduce overall growth. Understanding how a particular tree responds to pruning is essential when selecting branches for removal.
Tree Pruning of mature trees may require special equipment, training, and experience. If the tree pruning work requires climbing, the use of a chain or hand saw, or the removal of large limbs, then using safety equipment, such as a climbing saddle, lanyard and ropes is a must. Our climbing certified arborists can provide a variety of services to assist in performing the job safely and reducing risk of personal injury and damage to your property.
They also are able to determine which type of tree pruning is necessary to maintain or improve the health, appearance, and safety of your trees.