Summer Tree Pruning: When to Get Started and What to Do

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Summer is almost here! Things are blooming and many homeowners are out and about getting their yards beautified. When it comes to your trees, don’t forget that they require special care. If they don’t get the care they need, they can become a bit unruly. Regular tree pruning helps keep your trees healthy. Summer tree pruning is especially important.

Why you should prune your trees

Dead, dying, or damaged tree branches should be removed so they don’t pose a safety threat to people walking underneath them. Not to mention, pruning can help stop foreign organisms or insects from invading the tree and harming it.

Remove dead, damaged tree limbs, large branches, and small branches during the summer pruning, tree-trimming process. This will encourage growth in your home garden. Proper pruning of fruit trees, in particular, will aid in restorative growth.

Regular pruning also welcomes fresh air and sunlight into the branches, which gives the tree a breath of life-giving air. Light and air circulation and proper pruning cuts when it’s time to prune can make a world of difference.

And finally, pruning makes the tree stronger and helps stimulate growth, blooms, and fruit for the long term.

How should you prune your trees?

It is important to prune your trees the right way. If you don’t, you could risk damaging them. Make sure to cut limbs at a 45-degree angle and about ¼ inch above a bud that faces the outside of the plant.

When should you prune your trees for summer?

It is best to prune spring-flowering trees by the end of June. Try to prune soon after the blooms fade. Pruning shortly after flowering will let the tree start working on creating next year’s blooms.

Some trees to prune in late spring to early summer include:

  • Birch
  • Maple
  • Walnut
  • Lilac
  • Dogwood
  • Magnolia
  • Wisteria

It’s important to keep in mind that during summer’s heat, it is hard for a tree to produce new growth. So make sure to trim early in the growing season, so as to promote new growth, rather than hinder it.

If you have never pruned the trees in your yard and you don’t want to make a mistake in the process, call our team at Inexpensive Tree Care. This is especially true if you have large, established trees on your property and/or if you have trouble knowing the difference between a branch collar, the trunk, and other parts of the tree.

You can trust our professional tree pruning services. We’ll help you get your trees healthy and ready to provide shade and beauty for many more seasons.

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