Why Tree Trimming and Pruning is Important Home Improvement by Kathleen Debra - August 21, 20190 Tree trimming is an important, yet sometimes overlooked, aspect of property and landscape maintenance.Tree pruning and trimming can be important for many reasons, whether it be for aesthetic purposes, the trees natural health, or for safety reasons. It may seem like an easy task that you can accomplish yourself, but it can be extremely dangerous and should be done by a licensed arborist. Tree trimming is known to cause more deaths and injuries than all other logging activities. Why should you prune your trees? Removing any dead, damaged, or diseased branches can help prevent insect and decay organisms from entering the tree and growing larger. You may also find that your trees are growing a dense canopy and cutting back a few branches will increase the availability of air and sunlight to keep it healthier and prevent disease. Branches that cross over each other can cause pressure on other branches causing them to break and fall from the tree. These crisscrossed branches should be taken down for safety and damage prevention. By using a licensed tree service professional for your commercial landscape maintenance, you will ensure a correct pruning job will be done. This will help create and maintain a strong tree structure that will look amazing and prevent safety hazards. When are you supposed to prune a tree? Dead, damaged, and diseased branches should be removed as soon as possible. Otherwise, a general rule is spring through early summer is the best time for pruning and gives the tree plenty of time to develop and gain health in those sparse areas. While pruning can be done at any time, it is always good to avoid pruning during hot, dry periods and during the cold winter weather. CT Landscape Designs experienced arborists can help meet all of your tree trimming and pruning needs. They pride themselves on being the best tree service in Fairfield County. If you have trees that need trimming or pruning, don’t hesitate to contact them today.