Sidney, Ohio Tree Pruning Services

Serving Sidney, Troy, Tipp City, Dayton, and surrounding areas.

Did you know that pruning encourages growth and helps to maintain the shape of your trees and shrubs? It is also essential to promoting good plant health by removing dead limbs.

Why Prune? 

Trees or shrubs that are well maintained are healthier and look better than those that are neglected. There are a number of reasons why you should learn to properly prune your trees and shrubs. 

Safety: It’s important to remove branches that are low to the ground, especially if they block the view of traffic or are in the way of passing vehicles. Removing the split or broken branches before they fall onto a person, house, car, or building is essential to promoting safety. 

Rejuvenate growth: If you neglect your shrubs they become overgrown and begin to look like trees. They limbs spread out and can impact surrounding plants. Pruning the shrub can help prevent this from happening. 

Direct growth: By pruning your trees and plants you can influence the direction in which they grow. Each cut that you make stops growth in one direction and encourages it in another. You should always keep this mind when pruning newer trees. 

Promote health: If you remove diseased, pest-ridden, and dead branches you can keep your plant healthy longer. 

Change the look: Skillful pruning will allow you to create shapes, for example pruning a line of trees or shrubs to create a hedge. You can also remove any unwanted growth to make sure your plants look the way that you want them to. 

Produce more fruits or flowers: Plants and trees that produce flowers or fruit need to be pruned properly to help with their growth. Removing dying leaves and flowers help the living flowers to survive. Fruit trees require small and precise cuts in the dormant season to prepare them for the next growth season. These both require time and skill, but will be well worth it when you see the results.

When to Prune

There is no harm to plants in pruning them during the wrong season, but timing does impact the year’s flowers or fruit. To get the timing right you need to know your plants. Any shrubs and trees that grow flowers in the spring should be pruned immediately after the flowers fade. The trees and shrubs that bloom in the summer should be pruned in winter or early spring before any new growth emerges. Plants in regions with harsh winters are best pruned in the late summer to encourage new growth before the cold weather settles in and potentially impacts growth. 

Timing varies depending on the degree to which climate experiences the four distinct seasons. 

How to Prune

Pruning involves learning the proper cuts, best times to prune, and best tools to use. While pruning your own trees and shrubs can be easy if you know what you are doing, sometimes it helps to bring in a professional at the beginning of the season to prune your trees and shrubs. This way, you get the look that you want while maintaining the health of your trees and shrubs.

When to Contact an Arborist

While you can and should learn to prune your trees and shrubs yourself, there are times when your trees will exhibit signs that you need the help of a professional. 

  • Peeling bark
  • Decaying or hollowed out wood
  • Raised soil or bare roots around the trees

If you’re interested in learning more about pruning or our tree and shrub pruning services, contact us today.