Types of Pruning
The arborists at Rainbow Treecare are educated and experienced in how to prune your tree without jeopardizing it’s health and longevity.
- Every pruning cut is made with the plant’s health in mind.
- Improper pruning cuts lead to disease and decay.
Structural Pruning for Training The Growth of Young Trees
Pruning trees when young helps develop correct and strong branches and tree trunks. It minimizes costly corrective pruning as mature trees, helps them live longer and look better.
Maintenance Pruning for Mature Trees
As trees age they are exposed to environmental situations that can cause damage and decay, such as storms, drought, insect and disease, and mechanical damage. They may grow too large for their location and crowd buildings and structures.
When comparing tree trimming estimates consider the extent of the work recommended
Make sure the work quoted is comparable. Here are some common pruning terms.
- Coarse Pruning (removal of large dead branches and stubs only, at Rainbow that means 2” in diameter or larger)
- Medium Pruning (removal of medium sized to large sized dead branches and stubs, at Rainbow that means 1” in diameter or larger.)
- Fine Pruning (removal of all small to large dead branches and stubs, Rainbow’s standards are ½” in diameter or larger.)
- Crossing branches (branches that are rubbing together)
- Stacked branches (branches growing directly above each other)
- Subordination pruning (creating good structural balance)
- Co-dominant pruning (branches or tree trunks that are growing out of the same area)
- Hazard branch pruning (a branch that is a danger to people or property)
- Clearance branch pruning (eliminating branches that create interference)