Pruning promotes the proper growth of a tree and improves its appearance. It consists of cutting off lateral branches that may be troublesome or dangerous, dead branches or diseased branches. The operation is subject to several safety regulations in the City of Ganby as it may expose bystanders, trimmers and surrounding infrastructure to varying degrees of danger.
The benefits of pruning for the tree, for passers-by and for the landscape are numerous. Let’s take stock.
Pruning is especially beneficial to the tree by removing dead or infected branches. This way, diseases are not likely to spread, which ensures a healthy and correct growth of the tree. This would also increase the hardness and quality of the wood, which could then be marketed more easily.
Over time, dead branches become weakened and may fall off. Accident can result in serious injury and significant property damage. In addition, branches can reach electrical wires, break or block windows, invade decks or prevent other plants from growing properly.
A well-trimmed tree that has had its branches removed looks fresher and has a better appearance. Pruning also clears the view and brightens the landscape. There is no doubt that this operation contributes to the aesthetics of the city and the environment.
Unlike felling, pruning does not require a specific permit in the City of Granby. However, it is mandatory to contact Hydro-Quebec before proceeding with the operation if the tree is located under a 25,000V electrical wire. Here is the company’s phone number: 1-888-385-7252.
As of 2021, it is also prohibited to cut more than 20% of the branches since too much foliage loss has been shown to be harmful to the tree. It should be noted, however, that the limit imposed may be extended to 30% if the latter is less than 3 m from a building.
On the one hand, failure to comply with the above-mentioned regulations is subject to fines in the City of Granby. On the other hand, pruning is a complex and dangerous operation that requires specific knowledge and equipment as well as a high level of experience. A poorly executed cut, for example, may damage the tree instead of promoting its proper growth.
For these reasons, we strongly recommend that you seek the services of a professional arborist for the intervention. At Arboxygène, our team will carry out the pruning in the respect of the regulations in force in the city and in full safety. In addition, we use ecological processes that do not harm nature and biodiversity.