Pruning a tree can have many benefits. The first and most important is keeping the people around it safe. A dead branch can fall from a tree at any time, endangering nearby people, buildings, and power lines. Removing dangerous limbs and maintaining a safe tree is always the best course of action. Of course, depending on the size and location of the tree and its branches, pruning the tree yourself can be very dangerous. That’s why you should always call JRP Services Inc, your local Houston tree service that gets the job done right the first time.

There are many reasons why pruning a tree is important but one of the main reasons is for structural integrity. Pruning a tree can influence in what way the tree grows. With proper pruning, a tree can be made to grow into a certain configuration of limbs and branches that is more ideal for the structural integrity of the tree. Maintaining the tree’s structure helps to mitigate the risk of broken limbs and falling branches.

A properly pruned tree will not have compromising branch structures and improper weight distribution that could lead to disaster later on in the tree’s life!

When should you prune your tree? Late fall or winter, during the dormant season.  It’s during this time that the tree is least susceptible to harm that may result from pruning. Trees are susceptible to stress just like any other creature, and removing their branches does cause damage to the tree. When trees are dormant, they won’t undergo as much stress from pruning.