Training young trees refers to a specific tree pruning method used to establish good form and structure of trees at an early age. The pruning of young trees is often overlooked. Property owners may not think about hiring a tree pruning contractor until trees are large and develop a problem, however, costs at this stage are usually much higher than when tree pruning is done proactively.
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Training pruning can improve aesthetics and structure of a tree. As trees become larger, qualities and flaws are magnified. A small investment of training pruning at a young age can save much time and money in the future. It will reduce maintenance and repair costs and increase landscape effectiveness and help trees have a longer and more useful lifespan. The end result is a better return on your investment.
It is best to start training pruning as early in a trees life time as possible. However a tree should be planted three years in the landscape before any training pruning takes place. The dormant season is the best time to train young trees, unless you are only removing dead, dying, or diseased branches.
Training young trees through tree pruning is the most important type of pruning that will be performed on a tree. This means that a tree pruning service should be considered very soon after a tree is planted.
One cut can change the look of a tree and affect the health and structure of the tree for the remainder of its lifetime. Therefore, proper pruning techniques, timing of pruning and the amount of pruning is very important. Invest in your young trees, and watch your investment grow for a lifetime!
Written on: Dec 23rd, 2006
Authored by: Arbor Plant Health Care