How regular pruning contributes to the health of your trees

How regular pruning contributes to the health of your trees

You may only think about pruning the trees in your garden when you spot a problem. However, regular pruning can make a significant difference to the health of a tree in many different ways. You could compare it to getting a regular haircut. Not only does your hair look better (and make you feel like a million dollars) – it improves the condition of your hair too.

So why is it good to prune trees regularly?

1. Pruning reduces the risk of damage to people and property

Dead branches that are left too long may become a hazard during storms. High winds and hail can turn a branch into a missile, so it’s always wise to remove them as soon as possible.

This will also give your tree care professionals an opportunity to assess the overall health of your trees. Investing in the health of your trees will ensure you get to enjoy them for longer.

2. Pruning results in stronger, healthier trees

This applies particularly to young trees. As they grow, your tree care specialist will be able to train the tree to grow in such a way that it develops a strong root system and a solid trunk. Maintaining the proper structure will result in a strong, healthy tree that can withstand the elements.

Removing diseased branches also reduces the risk of infection or infestations spreading to the rest of the tree.

3. Pruning makes trees more attractive

Mature trees add value to your property, but if they’re not properly looked after, they could have the opposite effect. Potential buyers may be put off by the sight of trees that need extensive care.

Investing in regular pruning will save you money in the long run. It’s also far cheaper and easier to maintain a tree than to restore it to full health once disease or pests have damaged it.

Will the pruned branches grow back?

When a tree is pruned correctly, the branches will not grow back. In fact, the tree will produce a callous over the cut to protect it from decay and infection as it heals.

When a tree has not been pruned correctly, it will produce lots of small shoots. This often occurs when a tree has been topped and is a sign that the tree is trying to recover from the considerable damaged caused by this practice.

Why it’s better to let a tree care professional prune your trees

If you’re a keen gardener, and you have the right tools for the job, you’ll be able to prune some smaller branches yourself. If you have large, mature trees on your property, you’re better off contracting a tree care professional to handle the pruning.

A tree care company will have the knowledge, skills and equipment required to prune big trees. If you pick the right company, they’ll also have the necessary insurance to cover any accidental damage to property that may occur.

You’ll also get the added benefit of expert advice to keep your trees in tip-top shape! For example, Brands Tree Felling employs a full-time, certified horticulturist, which allows us to provide our clients with a proper assessment of their trees. Our aim has always been to preserve trees and felling is only recommended when there is no other option.


If you’re in need of some professional care for your trees, schedule an appointment with Brands Tree Felling today. We’d love to give your trees the care they deserve.