Naples tree service owner & lead ISA Certified Arborist Ian Orlikoff shares the following:
Mature trees need a knowledgeable and experienced arborist that recognizes specific needs as they differ from younger trees.
Tree pruning should only be completed with an understanding of how the tree will respond to each pruning cut.
Making large cuts on an older tree could prove to be damaging as they have less ability to compartmentalize and seal exposed wood which can lead to rot.
No branch should be removed without a reason.
Also, a more conservative approach should be taken when removing volumes of foliage. Mature trees cannot handle improper pruning as they will become easily stressed.
Remember that improper tree trimming/pruning is detrimental in that it can create a hazard/liability on your property.
Improper pruning causes damage that will remain with the tree for its entire life or even shorten a tree’s lifespan.
Improper pruning is a significant health stress for any tree.
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Proper tree pruning can maintain good health & structure while enhancing the aesthetic and economic value of your trees.
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In Southwest Florida most routine tree pruning to remove weak, diseased, or dead limbs with the proper percentage of foliage removed (with respect to species) can be accomplished at any time during the year with little effect on the tree.