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  • Writer's pictureHenry Landeros

Tree Pruning Mistakes

4 Common Tree Pruning Mistakes Homeowners Make All the Time

Trimming and pruning your trees is vital to maintaining healthy growth and allowing your trees to flourish year-round. Naturally, hiring a tree service professional to handle things like tree pruning and tree trimming is a safe and obvious choice for many homeowners. But we also aren’t surprised when homeowners take such matters into their own hands. 

Sure, they also want their trees to look good. But they also want to save time and money.

While it’s tempting to tackle your tree’s needs on your own, your friends at Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal in Lewisville strongly advise against the DIY tree pruning approach. More often than not, it leads to quite a few mistakes when pruning your trees.

Here are four mistakes homeowners and amateur tree trimmers make when pruning their trees:

Are You Making These Tree Pruning Mistakes?

  1. Pruning during the wrong time of the year — Yes, there’s a correct and incorrect time of the year for tree pruning. As far as we’re concerned, the best window is between June 1 and Valentine’s Day. Anything before or after that window is in the middle of the growing season and can negatively impact the tree’s growth while at the same time making it vulnerable to excessive temperature shifts and bug infestation as you make cuts. To be effective, tree pruning should be done during non-growing seasons.

  2. Using dull tools or the wrong equipment — Quality and effective tree pruning requires more than a pole saw, dull chainsaw, and a ladder. Pruning or trimming your trees with these items will take you much longer. Plus, you’ll likely make awkward or inappropriate cuts that can shorten your tree’s lifespan and growth. 

  3. Ignoring safety measures — Even pruning one or two branches puts you and others at risk for injury or causing additional damage to your trees and property. Tree pruning requires using gloves to protect your hands, hard hats and protective eyewear, non-slip boots, professional tree harnesses, ropes, carabiners, etc., and cut-resistant arm and leg protection. 

  4. Getting carried away with excessive cuts — More often than not, homeowners mistakenly cut off more than what they should and cause over-pruning. This can quickly create an uneven look and possibly damage the tree permanently if you’re not careful. 

Call Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal Today!

Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal in Lewisville, TX, has served North Texas since 2016. More importantly, we have the equipment and experience to handle any tree needs safely and efficiently. Don’t believe us? Give us a call today!

There isn’t a tree in Lewisville that we can’t handle. Call Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal today!

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