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4 Reasons You Should Prune Your Trees

Trimming your trees might only seem necessary when the overgrowth becomes a major concern, but there are actually many reasons to keep them pruned. Here are some of the most important reasons to prune your trees on a regular basis.

Let Your Tree Grow

It may seem like trees will continue growing at a rapid pace if you just leave them alone, but this isn't actually the case. In order to promote healthy tree growth, you need to prune the dead and diseased branches, and overgrown branches. When you prune a tree, not only do you get rid of the diseased branches that can halt growth, but it also allows the tree to handle severe weather conditions. With the right technique, you can strengthen the roots and branches and help it hold up in any type of storm.

Allow Better Fruit Production

Another benefit to pruning your trees is enhancing the fruit production. If you have a tree that grows fruit, you need to prune it on a regular basis. For better fruit, remove the dead limbs first, followed by any branches that show signs of insect infestation or disease. They might look dark and ashy, or have holes in cracks in them. These branches should be removed. By pruning the tree, you can also help spurs grow, which helps fruit grow the next year.

Get Rid of Hazardous Growth

Some of the branches on your tree might be hazardous if there is a severe storm. If you have branches that reach high or are growing toward your home, a major wind or rainstorm could cause those branches to damage the size of your home, cause a hole in your roof, or even break a window if they are strong enough. Make sure you keep your trees well trimmed and pruned, removing any branches that are growing too high or large.

Treat Disease

It also helps you to treat disease, which can occur on trees as they are living things. If you notice diseased branches or twigs on the tree, it could spread to the rest of the tree ad kill it. The best thing to do is to remove these diseased and dying branches so you are only left with the healthy parts of the tree. It is a good idea to inspect your tree on a regular basis, or when you see new growth. Take a close look at all the branches and remove them when you spot any signs of disease, such as discoloration or rotting.

For more information, contact Thompson Landscape Co. or a similar company.

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New Landscape Makes a Yard Feel New Again

Hi. My name is Martha. My husband Leo and I are empty nesters. The last of our three kids moved out of the home about eight years ago. Since that time, we have talked a great deal about retirement and what we wanted to do with our house. The house is slightly too large for just the two of us, but we already have two grandchildren and from the way our kids talk, we are in for plenty more. We have decided to stay in our home since it has plenty of room for our family to come and stay with us from time to time. The one thing we really wanted to change is the backyard. Leo retired last year, and I’ll be retiring in about six months. We are already talking with the landscape contractor, and I’m excited to share some of our plans with you!

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