Pruning your trees can protect your property, improve the structure of your trees, and improve the aesthetics of your view. Pruning is primarily for your benefit. BUT it must be done with consideration for the tree. Gunnison arborists are trained in how to properly prune trees to achieve your goals as the property owner, while making sure that the health of the tree is also a priority.
Our arborists follow the ANSI A300 guidelines for proper pruning.
There are multiple goals that pruning can achieve. Removing dead or dying branches can prevent them from falling and causing damage to people or property. If you notice dead or dying branches in your trees, please call your arborist to help mitigate this risk.
Pruning young trees can help to improve the overall structure and appearance of the tree as it matures. This can avoid future problems such as codominant stems or poor form. Young trees can also be pruned in anticipation of future growth. Your arborist can recommend which limbs to remove to provide the best outcome.
Pruning mature trees is not as simple as just cutting off branches. Arborists must consider time of year, size, species, growth habit and other characteristics of the particular tree. It is important to consult with an arborist to determine how to best care for your trees.