What is pruning?
Pruning is a type of arboricultural service that consists of cutting off certain branches (lopping) from a tree to direct or limit its development (corrective cutting, removing dead branches and thinning the top slightly).
Good reasons to prune
Pruning is good for the development and growth of trees of all ages. that is why the reasons for pruning are mainly health, safety and aesthetics.
Pruning allows a single tree to survive in an urban environment due to the fact that there is no wild life, forest, flora, etc… In short, it allows the tree to adapt to human activity. Thus with a good pruning the trees are safer to the material goods and especially to the people who take advantage of its oxygen. Finally, with a good pruning, your trees will have an ideal structure and look good.
Types of pruning
Why choose Arboxygene?
We understand that your trees are precious to you, so trust Arboxygene’s professional tree trimmers to provide you with the best pruning advice. Our expert arborists are able to give the best diagnosis to know what is the best solution for your trees. The health of your trees is important to us and is a lasting investment for you.
The best time to prune your trees is in the fall, when the leaves are falling. Indeed, the branches are exposed, which allows you to more easily detect those that are diseased. With a clear view, it is also easier to access the branches to be cut. If you do it in the spring, this period is conducive to the rise of sap, which could cause significant flows.
Pruning can also be done in an emergency, before the arrival of a snowstorm or hurricane. This allows you to anticipate a possible fall of branches and to avoid accidents which could be caused.
Silvicultural pruning consists of pruning branches in order to produce trees that can be exploited for commercial purposes. Regular pruning is necessary to avoid the appearance of knots, which optimizes the quality of the wood. Forestry pruning is particularly tricky and you need special know-how to do it successfully.
Ornamental pruning involves pruning a tree to fit a particular shape. It is also a question of ornamental pruning when the size of the tree becomes too imposing and threatens public infrastructures such as electric wires. It not only frees up space, but also brings an aesthetic side to the tree while limiting its growth.
Finally, there is a question of fruit pruning on trees that regularly bear fruit. Thanks to this process, you improve the productivity of the fruit tree both in terms of the quality and the quantity of fruit. This type of pruning is suitable for both pome and stone fruit trees. The pruning of fruit trees is recommended towards the end of autumn, between October and November. If fruiting ends early enough, you can do it as early as August or September.
Tree pruning is not done just anyhow. In order to preserve your health, it is essential to proceed in a methodical way. Therefore, it is strongly advised not to do it yourself, especially if you have no experience in the matter.
It is for this reason that at Arboxygene, we are at your disposal to carry out the pruning of all your types of trees. Our team has the know-how and the right equipment to carry out your pruning work in due form. Since it is often a work at height, we also have all the necessary safety equipment to ensure the protection of our technicians.
Whether it is periodic or emergency pruning, our team is quickly deployed to your home to carry out the work. At your request, we can also shred branches and leaves using our machine specially dedicated to this purpose.