Tree Trimming Services - Chandler AZ
Tree Pruning Calendar for Arizona
When you live in the desert looking after the tree's new yard can raise a lot of questions.
Your trees will need pruning at various times of the year.
Winter-December through February
- is the best time to prune deciduous trees.
There is also a way to prune all the fruits that grow in your trees, to dictate the height of the fruit bearing branches that can keep the fruit from being too high in the tree at harvest time.
Citrus trees need to be pruned off to mid-February to avoid frost damage.
There are many improper pruning methods that can make trees more vulnerable to sun and wind damage.
Topping is often done when trees grow taller and branches can collide with the house or hanging over your roof.
Homeowners often think the only solution is to aggressively prune branches to reduce the spread of the tree, but this has the undesired result of encouraging sprouting at the ends of the branches.
Some large cuts can also entice fungus to invade or decay the tree.
A better method is to cut branches back to side branches at least one third the diameter of the branches being cut. This reduces sprouting and leaves trees looking more natural.
With "lion tailing", interior branches of the tree are over pruned leaving behind long slender limbs with a puff of foliage at the end that looks something like the tail of a lion - not a desired outcome.
This technique can lead to sprouting as well as sunburn on the trunk and lower limbs on super hot days.
The heavy branch ends also collect the full force of the sun and wind and are more prone to breakage and storms.
For sun and frost sensitive trees, reduce the percentage of foliage that you remove.
Citrus trees seldom need heavy pruning. It's best that citrus branches grow down to the ground to shade the thin bark from the sun.
Most desert species should be pruned during the Spring or Fall.
Spring and summer pruning of Mesquite and other vigorous growing trees, can prevent damage during the summer monsoon storms. Pruning later in the year tends to hold shape longer during the fall and winter months when tree growth slows down.
Palos Verdes are the most sun sensitive, so avoid summer pruning and as a rule wind down their pruning frequency. Smaller and less vigorous trees, that don't require preventive monsoon pruning can be pruned in the full.
In an effort to get bushy trees look taller, homeowners often resort to cutting off lower branches too soon, but this can handicap trees by robbing them of the energy reserves produced by those branches.
When you remove any lower branches, this won't promote growth in other parts of the tree. Leaving lower branches on will accelerate the growth of upper branches.
When top branches begin to reach their mature height you can start removing the lower branches, one or two each year until you reach the height of your lowest permanent branch.
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