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Pruning Your Fruit Trees

Trees are the demonstration of the cleanness, openness, and beauty of a house. People that have great trees in front of their house attract more people to look at their houses even if the house is uglier than another one without trees. However, not all trees are in front of the house. People also love to have fruit trees growing in their backyard. Throughout this article, we will look at ways of pruning your fruit trees, their importance, and how we can help.

Points To Consider

Growing fruit trees requires dedication. It requires care that many don’t know or have time for. To grow a strong, large, and nice fruit tree, you not only need to closely take care of the sun and water it receives, but you also need to prune your trees. Most likely, your tree wants itself pruned during wintertime. Trimming during this time will not in any way affect the fruit development compared to other times of the year which will affect it.

How To Prune Your Trees?

So, how do you prune your trees? Firstly, you must make sure that your tree is clean from the dead, damaged, and diseased weeds or branches. You should always start at the bottom of a tree. Remove anything that is damaging or has the potential to damage the trees in its base. Make sure not to leave any stubs when pruning. Secondly, if you see any type of limb that is growing toward the interior, remove it. This will ensure the safe growth of the tree. Limbs that have an angle greater than 45 should be removed. Lastly, many people think that a tall and wide canopy is helpful to the tree; however, this isn’t necessarily the case. A specific height of the canopy will increase the safe harvesting of the fruit. The height should be heading off 25 to 35 percent of last year’s growth.

Here are some pruning tips:

  • Sharp shears provide for clean, simple cuts; it’s alright if you don't know how to sharpen your own, the service is offered in many local hardware stores.
  • To prevent the possible disease spread, dip the blades of your shears in a solution of isopropyl alcohol for 30 seconds. This way, you know that your blades are disinfected.
  • Make sure to clean and dispose of any pruned wood from around the tree. The pruned wood may contain sick material, which isn’t something you would want around your tree.

Trust Our Experience

You can trust Timber Ridge Tree Care and its 25 years of experience in the field. As a tree care company, we know how to get the job done in the right manner and in a straightforward way. Our arborists are all ISA-certified and will use the necessary machines and technological tools to provide you with the most effective and safe service. Our fame’s source is the happiness of our customers. We will make sure to leave a satisfied smile on your face when we are done with the job. If you need help with tree pruning, make sure to call our friendly representatives to schedule an appointment.