If you own a chainsaw, some trimming shears, and a bit of determination, you might have taken tree pruning into your very own hands. However, without the right knowledge to get the job done the right way, you might be exposing your trees to disease and dangers. Let us take a look at a couple of the common problems with do-it-yourself tree pruning.
Damage to Your Branch Collars
The place where the tree branches meet the trunk are known as the “collars.” When you prune a tree incorrectly, you might expose the tree to infestation and disease through its collars. A tree’s branch collars hold special cells that work to help the tree heal any wounds it might sustain, and if they do become damaged, you could run into issues.
Removing too Much Foliage
Foliage is one of the very most important components of your property’s trees. When too much is removed through improper tree pruning, the tree might not be able to photosynthesize the nutrients that it needs to survive. For the most part, only around five to ten percent of the foliage should ever be removed to prevent the tree from starving entirely.
Bark Tears Allow for Disease
As you work on your trees, it is possible to tear places in their bark. The bark of a tree is meant to protect it from the elements and harmful disease, so when you start to tear into it, you are exposing them to these things. Think of it like getting a cut or gash on your skin. Now the disease can work its way in. It is not good and should be avoided entirely if possible.
Let the Professionals Take Care of It
If you have started pruning your trees yourself and noticed damages, then it is time to let the professional arborists take over. Thankfully, you’ve got experts at Harford Tree on your side. We can handle all of the issues you have with your property’s trees, so give us a call today!
Tree Care and Maintenance from Harford Tree
Ready to have the beautiful yard you have always dreamed of? Harford Tree Experts & Landscaping, Inc has been in the business for decades, providing customers with quality work and quick responses all at the right price. We service the areas of Harford County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City areas including Bel Air, Fallston, Perry Hall, Towson, Essex, Parkville, White Marsh, and Middle River. For service during business hours, reach out to us or give us a call at 410-592-7321. We offer 24/7 emergency service as well, just give us a call at 443-250-6649. For updates about our business and more informative tips, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.