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Trees require regular maintenance. The frequent trimming, cutting, and pruning of trees are just as necessary as regular watering. There are several distinctive techniques developed to nourish and freshen up the garden, which mainly includes trimming and pruning.

Even though most of us are already aware of what trimming and pruning, but there are still several things you might be unaware of. This is the main reason why Aesthetic Tree & Hedge Services have put together all the information about trimming and pruning.

Since most of us know that the tree branches connect to each other in three different ways, which are collarless, codominant, and collared unions. Each one needs to be trimmed in a specific way to promote the efficient growth of the trees.

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Here we have listed a few different types of cuts which will help you keep your garden healthy, clean, and fresh.

Thinning:

Thinning refers to the removal of a whole shoot or the branch from its origin. The primary purpose of thinning is to revitalize the plant by cutting and eliminating the over-mature, difficult-to-handle, and weak branches. If the process is performed correctly, thinning promotes the formation of new and fresh branches which tend to bear fruit more hastily as compared to the older ones.

Topping:

It is a severe and intense form of pruning during which all the branches are removed to a few large twigs or at times, even to the trunk of the tree. If the process is carried out effectively, it helps in preparing the young trees for trellising and pollarding from an espalier.

Reduction and Raising:

Raising and reduction refer to the process where the low height branches and twigs are removed for the vehicles and buildings. This procedure is mainly performed to prevent the trees from damaging because of the traffic and construction.

Reasons to Trim and Prune the trees:

There are three primary reasons behind trimming and pruning.

  • Aesthetic and Visual reasons
  • For safety purposes
  • Maintain the health of the tree

Aesthetic goal:

You can’t just let the tree grow on its own. After all, it requires maintenance for healthy development and growth. One of the primary reasons why trees need to trimmed, cut, and pruned on time is to maintain its appearance. A garden full of trees which are watered, decorated and maintained regularly are more appealing to the eyes as compared to the wild bushes, right? Well, this is one apparent reason why tree trimming and pruning are encouraged.

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For safety purposes:

Trees with lower and full branches are greatly affected by the construction and traffic. Thus, it is necessary to cut down the offices of the trees which are coming in the way to avoid damaging the trees.

Maintains the health of the tree:

Just like humans need regular check-ups, trees do too. To keep the health of the tree, it is essential to trim, prune, and cut it regularly. This way, the life span, as well as the health of the tree, is adequately maintained.

These are the few things every person who loves gardening should know. Trust me; it’ll help you care for your garden even better.