Considerations Between Pruning Mature Trees and Younger Trees
Pruning is a common tree management practice. Forest trees may thrive without it, but urban trees need more attention to preserve their structural integrity and aesthetic appeal. Understanding the biology of trees is necessary while pruning. Ineffective trimming can diminish a tree’s lifespan and even cause permanent harm.
There are special considerations to take into account when pruning either young or mature trees. Compared to mature trees, younger ones can endure more live tissue loss. Generally speaking, older trees should only have less than 25% of the crown cut at once.
Pruning mature trees is risky. It is recommended to enlist a qualified arborist when the process requires working above the ground or utilising power tools. An arborist can decide what kind of trimming is needed to enhance your trees’ health, safety, and look. These professionals also have the necessary safety gear and liability insurance.