Tree Trimming: pros and cons
Tree trimming is one if the basic means of tree surgery.
Tree trimming helps to grow up trees of the necessary sizes with strong trunks capable to carry a heavy weight, it provides the quality of wood.
It is obvious, that the tree trimming is extremely effective. However, the wrong and unskillful lopping may lead to undesirable thickening of a crown, to later fruiting and to hardiness decrease because of bad ripening of wood and long growth at the end of vegetation.
The amount trimmed off should not exceed of 25% of total foliage, 10-15% of is the best result, but it is not so easy for a layman.
That's why it is so important the way you trim trees. Certified tree arborists know when it is better to prune a definite sort of a tree and how it should be done according to the season.
Another big problem is damaging a tree while trimming it. Especially it is dangerous for weeping trees, such as birch tree, maple, poplar, willow and nuts.
Experienced tree trimmers define the purpose of lopping and its necessary results. The results of professional trimming should be as follows: forming a regular-shaped crown and strong trunk, harvest improvement and rejuvenation of a tree.