Best Time to Prune Trees in Flower Mound, TX

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Lots of people believe that tree pruning is best done in the winter. But that is a fallacy. Historically, pruning was done by municipal cities in the winter because the summer was busy with lawn mowing, planting and weeding and so there was little time for tree pruning. Also, the tree is thought to be dormant and therefore able to tolerate the pruning better; however, late spring & early summer is actually the time when all functions of the tree are very active and therefore the healing mechanism of the tree can best properly function during that time of year so you are safe to prune both in the late spring, early summer & winter in Texas.

Pruning – Arborist Style

The pruning of branches should not be done indiscriminately. We recommend you have a professional arborist do it as there are many factors that play a role in optimal tree pruning as each type of tree and every situation is different.  For those who want to do the tree pruning themselves, here are some fast tips for pruning trees:

Pruning Tips

  • Never prune a branch to the trunk smooth off  

    The tree can seal off the wound on a branch rather easily but it is much harder when you cut into the living tissue of the tree trunk as it has to grow a callus around the wound on the trunk.

  • Use Good sharp pruning tools 

    Make sure the cutting tool is sharp enough to get a nice smooth cut-off.

  • Limit Pruning of the tree to no more than 20% of the Tree  

    If possible, try not to prune more than 20% of the total amount of branches on the tree. If you prune too much, the tree may try to grow more branches to get new leaves to produce enough food for the tree and the energy required to grow more branches will take away from the normal growth of the tree.

For a free quote on Tree Pruning in Flower Mound, TX, Call 972-416-1799 today and talk to one of our Arborists on staff at Golden Tree Service.

Tree Removal

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Do you have an ugly tree that is rotting or falling down? Call us for a free tree removal quote. We will get your property looking good again and in tip top shape! Call Golden Tree Service at 972-416-1799 now!