Tree Pruning for Apartment Managers

Posted on 31Aug, 2014 in Body Corporate Tree & Palm Care

Tree pruning is one of the most important maintenance steps in professional tree care. Far from being extraneous, pruning is a practical service which affords body corporates and apartment managers better, tidier landscapes for their tenants.

For the manager’s information, there are two main tree care objectives when pruning trees and shrubs. One is to prune trees to reduce specific hazards, like falling fronds, unsafe limbs, or potentially toppling trees. The other is maintenance tree pruning, which preserves tree health and often improves structure. Special care is taken to encourage structural integrity, appearance, tree safety and the overall health of your trees.

Benefits of Tree Pruning

Tree pruning by a certified arborist provides many benefits to both your apartment landscape… and the trees themselves. Trimming for tree health includes the removal of broken, diseased, or dead branches, so as to prevent fungi from getting in and infecting other parts of the tree. Sometimes the removal of living branches is also necessary to allow increased exposure to sunlight and air circulation.

To trim a tree for better structure, we offer developmental tree pruning of the young trees. If done properly while still growing, this trimming ensures ideal branch growth and structure integrity. Proper tree trimming of young trees will significantly reduce costly problems down the track, and result in better-shaped trees as well.

Tree pruning for appearance and tree health is ideal to enhance the beauty of formal landscapes.

Safety checks of all your trees is crucial to help eliminate the danger (and potential damage) caused by falling limbs or falling trees. This is particularly a concern for trees along driveways, paths, and surrounding all buildings. We usually recommend trimming trees with low hanging branches as well.

Dangers of Informal Tree Pruning

Whatever type of pruning your gardener is employed for, remember that trees need their leaves in order to produce either seeds or food — so never allow them to remove more than 30 percent of the live foliage from a tree at one time. If the tree is not healthy looking, it’s wise to remove less than this. Arborists / tree surgeons tend to apply the rules of pruning according to where in the tree’s crown branches are removed from. This helps keep the tree balanced and the structure sound.

A professional arborist like Green Works can help you with tree pruning, planting, and tree care on a regular schedule.

 

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