Answers to Cincinnati Tree Trimming Questions

Why should I prune my trees?

Increased light penetration, air circulation, and healthy growth are 3 reasons to trim trees in Cincinnati.  More light from the sun reduces the risk of fungal diseases developing on leaf surfaces.  Greater airflow throughout the canopy reduces storm damage and the risk of your tree splitting.  And when you prune you encourage new shoot growth in all areas of the tree.

Cincinnati Tree Trimming

Remove unnecessary, crossing and rubbing limbs, and some of the water sprouts.

What is the correct way to trim a tree?

Trees should be thinned.  This involves removing unnecessary, crossing and rubbing limbs, and some of the water sprouts.  Large deadwood, weak and diseased branches should be removed.  House and wire clearance by sectioning back limbs is ideal.  And according to your personal preference lower limbs may need to be removed to make mowing the lawn easier.

How often do my trees need to be pruned?

Small and medium trees need to be pruned every 2 to 4 years.  Large trees should be pruned in intervals of 5 to 8 years.

Does topping hurt trees?

Yes, topping hurts trees.  It is best to prune trees according to arboricultural standards.  Thinning, removal of dead wood, and sectioning back limbs for clearance is preferred to topping.

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