Now that the cool weather is here, it’s time to start pruning your trees! While dead branches should be removed as soon as possible, the entire tree should be pruned during the dormant season, which is late fall or winter. Let the professionals at Enhanced Landscape Management help you with all of your tree pruning needs this season!
There are many reasons you must prune your trees! While pruning can be used to reduce the overall height of a tree or to make it into a desired shape, there are also many benefits of pruning. Pruning allows you to remove any diseased or damaged branches, as well as allow for better air circulation throughout the entire tree.
Pruning during the dormant season is the best season to prune, since it helps to minimize that amount of sap loss, as well as the amount of stress the tree is put through. Since fungi and insects are also dormant during this time, pruning in this season reduces the risk of insect infestation and fungus infection.
When pruning a tree, it’s best to do as little as possible since pruning does put stress on the tree. You should never prune more than 25 percent of the crown of the tree to help ensure that the living branches make up at least 2/3 of the overall height of the tree.
For all of your landscaping needs throughout the Conejo Valley, contact Enhanced Landscape Management in Thousand Oaks, California. Allow us to make your trees look their best!