A tree that grows to a towering height with a spreading canopy seems like a lovely image, but if that tree is going to stay healthy in West Asheville, NC, it needs tree pruning. Parts of the tree need to be removed regularly to help shepherd the tree through its growth cycles.
More Food for the Tree
However big that tree gets, it will need to draw up water and nutrients for all its parts. That means that if water and nutrients are scarce (e.g., severe drought that’s led to watering restrictions), the tree has to split up whatever it can get, which often leads to the tree becoming undernourished.
Pruning off old wood and removing excess numbers of flowers allow the tree to send more nutrients and water to the remaining parts of the tree. Fruit that grows from the flowers will be healthier, leaves will be plumper and branches will not be so dry.
Dying Branches Removed
Whether it be through disease or storm-related injury, branches can eventually wither and crack. This makes them prone to falling, especially if another storm blows through. If your property just went through a major storm, or if you notice parts of the tree looking yellowed or otherwise unhealthy, you may need those sections pruned back.
In West Asheville, NC, tree pruning keeps your yard healthy and safe, and your trees looking great. A certified arborist or tree service knows the best way to save your tree.