The trees on your property are constantly dealing with environmental changes throughout the year. That’s why it’s important to help maintain their overall health, appearance, and structural integrity with the help of a certified arborist and professional tree pruning. Although it may seem like a simple task you do yourself, improper pruning can result in decay, infestation, disease, and even tree death. Not to mention DIY pruning can be a dangerous task that can lead to serious injuries, property damage, and fatalities.
Below Westcoast Tree Care would like to discuss the different ways trees can be properly pruned and why they are an important preventative tree care task.
Over the years, Westcoast Tree Care has seen plenty of tree and property damage throughout the Pacific Northwest that could have been prevented. While wind can easily pass through dormant trees during the winter, the added weight of new growth during the spring and summer months can cause the canopy of your tree to act like a sail during high wind storms.
Windsail reduction is a preventative tree care service that works to reduce wind resistance in a tree’s canopy. By selectively removing branches, a certified arborist can reduce a windsail effect by increasing wind penetration and passage throughout the crown of a tree. This, in turn, will make a tree less likely to bend or fail during heavy wind storms.
Tree Crown Raising
Crown raising involves the pruning, cutting, or removal of the lower branches of a tree. This tree care procedure (when performed on younger trees), can encourage more growth in the upper branches. When raising the crown on mature trees, caution is needed as removing large lower branches can leave behind open wounds that can make them more susceptible to disease, decay, and infestation. Crown raising is often done by a certified arborist to provide clearance under a tree for vehicles, people, and nearby structures.
As the name suggests, deadwood removal is the removal of dead or dying branches. As a common preventative tree care practice, deadwood removal not only eliminates very dangerous and life-threatening situations for people and property located below, it protects the health and integrity of a tree by removing unnecessary weight and halting the progression of disease and decay. That’s why it’s important to contact Westcoast Tree Care to safely remove any deadwood to improve a tree’s overall safety, health, and appearance.
Regular Tree Pruning
Having your trees regularly pruned by a certified arborist will help keep your trees healthy and beautiful. It will also benefit your Salem, Oregon landscape by preventing problematic infestations, fungi, or other irregularities that can often go undetected until it’s too late.
Another benefit to regular pruning is curb appeal. The more aesthetically pleasing your trees appear, the added curb appeal your property will have. Keep in mind that the higher your curb appeal is, the higher your property value will be. Overall, regular tree pruning is not only beneficial but necessary throughout the year.
Westcoast Tree Care
Pruning is an essential part of any preventative tree care program. It is critical to sustaining your tree’s health by stimulating its natural grown while enhancing its overall appearance. However, pruning requires a deep understanding of a tree’s biology in order to eliminate irreparable damage that can hinder its structural integrity or ruin its aesthetic value.
At Westcoast Tree Care, we have mastered the craft of tree pruning and have a deep understanding of the trees native to Salem, Oregon. By selectively removing branches in order to maintain viable structure, we will not only decrease any potential damage caused by severe storms but promote the health and integrity of a tree during its lifetime.
If you would like to learn more about our tree care services, contact us at 1.800.767.8733. Our certified arborist will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have while providing you with a no-cost, no-obligation quote.