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Posted on 11 April 2018 by admin (0)

One thing you should understand about pruning is that it is a permanent exercise that, once done, cannot be undone. Pruning is an exercise that will impact the health of your tree for its entire life. The safety and health of a tree should be a priority when pruning. If done improperly, pruning can reduce the aesthetic value of a tree, weaken, and even shorten its life. It, therefore, follows that proper pruning can help reduce the hazard or danger presented by a tree while improper pruning can result in increased danger. Some of the harmful pruning practices include:


Also referred to as a “tree haircut” topping is a practice that involves the intermediate removal of limbs and branches to reduce a tree’s height. This practice harms the tree and should not be used. It usually leaves large wounds on the tree thus allowing for rapid spreading of decay.

Crown Reduction

Crown reduction is a practice often used to make cuts at branch junctions. The problem with this practice is that it violates the branch collar and allows for the spreading of decay into the wounded tissues.


While thinning can be used to increase the penetration of light and movement of air through the tree’s canopy, it increases the risk of branch failure during normal winds. The practice also hinder photosynthesis and may result in stressed living tissues and limbs over time. Getting rid of internal crossing branches and deadwood, as common in some tree species, is not thinning.

Pruning requires proper timing and the right techniques for results to be achieved. You can avoid such harmful pruning practices by hiring a professional tree pruning provider in Charlotte area. Veteran Residential Tree Service serves the Charlotte area and surrounding communities.

We are a fully insured tree service company. At Veteran Residential Tree Service, we use proper tree trimming techniques that ensure the health and safety of your tree. We understand how to prune and get the job done in the safest way possible. Contact us today and schedule an appointment.

Our coverage area includes Belmont, Charlotte China Grove, Concord, Cornelius, Davidson, Denver Fort Mill, Gastonia, Monroe Harrisburg, Huntersville, Kannapolis, Lake Wylie, Lake Norma, Lincolnton, Matthews, Mint Hill, Mooresville, Mt. holly, Sherrils Ford, and Troutman