Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pruning season is upon us!

Are you thinking of pruning your trees?

There are a few basic pruning practices you should take note of. You should know that routine maintenance pruning of dead wood can be done at any time. However, it is easiest and a best practice to prune live wood when it is dormant. As should flowering trees be pruned after blooming. There are some exception to the rule. so it is best to check with local experts or arborists about exceptions.

When a tree is too big to be pruned from the ground, it is time to call in an Arborist. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly; tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work in trees in a manner that is safe both for them and for the trees. Click here to find out more about how to hire an arborist.

Best Practices for Pruning

There is a proper way to prune trees. Pruning should rid the tree of excess end weight. Pruning is often done to remove dead wood from a tree, to thin the crown for air circulation or to balance weight, and to provide ground clearance. Consult with an arborist on the best plan of action. Each tree grows differently and needs an individual assessment.

If any tree service or arborist recommended tree topping, run the other! Tree topping is an unacceptable practice and actually makes the tree worse.

Bottom line is that if the tree is too big to be pruned from the ground, then you should leave the pruning to your local tree service. Consult with them on a proper pruning plan and keep your trees happy and healthy all year long.

Trees "R" Us, Inc. prides itself not only on being the best tree service in the suburbs of Chicago, but also in educating its customers about trees, tree maintenance and tree care. As tree service providers to the North shore, north suburbs, and northwest suburbs of Chicago, we offer exceptional tree trimming, tree removals, stump grinding and plant health care. Contact Trees "R" Us, Inc. today for more information or an analysis of your trees and plants. Check us out on the web at or call us at 847-913-9069.

Jenni, President and CEO, Trees "R" Us, Inc.

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