Living in Phoenix affords outdoor living all year long. This is especially true during the cooler months when we spend most of our time hiking, biking, and enjoying our landscaping. In order to always be surrounded by beautiful landscaping in Phoenix, AZ it is important to understand tree trimming, also known as tree pruning, and tree crowning. All the tips we give you here can be done on trees common to Arizona, including the Blue Palo Verde, Ironwood, Sissoo Tree, and more. Read on to learn all about tree trimming and why it is so important to your landscape design, brought to you by Think Green.
A tree’s crown is its branch and leaf area, not to include the tree’s trunk. When you trim a crown, known as crown reduction, you are reducing the size of the tree’s crown to help shape the tree’s growth. Put another way, you may reduce a tree’s crown if you want to see what is beyond the tree, like a beautiful desert view, or add more light into your yard. Alternatively, you reduce a tree’s crown to improve its appearance.
Crown Thinning Explained
A professional will use this procedure to carefully select and remove branches. This gives other branches the room they need to grow. Otherwise, you end up with tree clutter, dying branches, debris, and overall unhealthy growth. In Phoenix, this type of tree trimming is important if a tree is showing signs of disease.
Crown Lifting Explained
This process removes the lower branches of a tree to change its appearance and give some clearance under the tree. Alternatively, you can trim the bottom of your tree to allow more light to enter your yard. It’s called lifting because when you trim the lower branches of the tree, the crown appears to have a “lift” to it.
The Importance of Tree Trimming
Tree trimming in Arizona is vitally important to maintain a beautiful landscape all year round. Not only this, but it provides a safe environment for you, your family, or your business. Dead branches could fall and injure someone or damage property. This would leave you liable. If you’ve already experienced loose or falling tree limbs, call Think Green for a yard cleanup. Besides safety and aesthetics, trimming your trees also keeps them healthy. When you perform regular tree trimming, your trees will grow healthy and produce healthy blooms, leaves, and flowers.
It’s important to conduct proper pruning. This comes down to the professionals. If your tree is improperly trimmed, this could prove hazardous. An improperly trimmed tree could be at risk of falling debris and diseased branches, for example. Any of this could cause irreparable damage to the tree or trees.
Lastly, having well-trimmed trees that are healthy increases the value of your property. Your landscaping is a vital part of your home and buyers take this into serious consideration when buying a house. You’ll want your trees in the best shape possible to keep the value high.
To learn more about tree trimming or to have a landscape professional from Think Green come out for a free estimate, contact us today.