Tree Pruning

Tree Pruning

Benefits of Tree Pruning in Boulder, CO

It may not be intuitive for homeowners to assume that trees in an urban environment require regular maintenance. Just like how people require grooming so do trees when they must exist in close concert with nearby structures, small plants, pedestrians and the occasional UPS truck. Taking the high road on that one scraggly tree that straddles the property line between might be worth the investment in order to avoid future confrontations caused by property damage.

If the trees on your Boulder, CO property are in need of pruning, contact Muscle Tree & Landscaping, LLC today!

How Often Should I Have My Trees Pruned?

Some trees need pruned more than other trees:

Some ​Catalpas ​might go 5, 6, 7, years without needing significant pruning cuts made.
Ash or Locust
If you go more than 5 years on an ​Ash​ or ​Locust​ tree, then the amount of dead, rubbing or broken branches will be highly visible and its health may begin to lessen.
​Conifers​ (pine, spruce, firs etc.), on the other hand, may only need to be pruned for clearance purposes near buildings and canopy may be lifted by high traffic areas.
If you see some trees more than others this may impact how much time and attention you prioritize financially when considering pruning. Otherwise, all deciduous trees that you intend on keeping alive should be pruned as often as every 2-3 years up to every 5 years for low priority trees.

When is the best time to prune trees?

Almost any tree can be pruned at any time during the year with some exceptions. It is widely regarding that fruit trees both ornamental and bearing should be pruned in the winter time as to reduce threat of insect, fungal or bacterial infection of which there are many. It is thought that pruning in the summer-time for many will suppress number of suckers (narrow vertical shoots) caused by the natural regrowth process of trees.

Whether you are buying, selling or living in a free-standing home/condo, the literal dollar value of healthy trees can be found in cost savings analysis for their cooling effects or what they contribute to an area aesthetically with contours and textures and finally they are the biggest and best air filters on planet earth! If left on their own for too long some trees will inevitably lead to their own demise.