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THE WORST TREE PRUNING MISTAKES YOU CAN MAKE IN TAMPA

November 14, 2017

 

When it comes to tree pruning in Tampa, it’s best to leave it to the pros. You might think a little nip here or there will do the trick, but you can cause permanent damage to the entire plant. Home and business owners believe they are being helpful, but they are making huge mistakes. As certified arborists, we want to keep you from making the worst ones.

REMOVING GREEN PALM FRONDS

Do you have lush palms on your property? At times, there are many fronds at once, and it can seem crowded. Resist the urge to saw some of them off. Each one holds vital nutrients that are crucial to the palm’s survival. Removal can:

  • Permanently stunt growth

  • Invite disease due to new openings

  • Develop bottleneck trunks

  • Become susceptible to freeze damage (in the event of frost)

The only time it is acceptable to trim them in Tampa is when a frond is yellow or brown and hanging downward. If you believe something is wrong with your palm, give us a call to schedule an inspection.

MAKING IMPROPER CUTS

Another tree pruning mistake that occurs all too often is making improper cuts. By cutting too closely to the trunk, you also take off the branch collar. This tissue contains specialized cells whose purpose is to heal wounds and prevent future pest and disease entry. If you tackle matters yourself, it will likely mean a shorter life for your oak or maple. Leave this job to tree pruning professionals who can complete it correctly.

NOT PRUNING AT ALL

Where some individuals in Tampa are too attentive, others ignore the task entirely. Regular trimming is essential for nurturing future growth. Dying or diseased branches need to be removed immediately, but overgrowth can hide them from view.

PAYNE’S ENVIRONMENTAL FOR TREE PRUNING

Don’t let a DIY lead to damages and early death. You may be tempted to save a few bucks by handling it yourself, but this will result in bigger problems for you. Let our certified arborists manage your tree pruning needs and help keep your property safe and attractive. We also specialize in tree:

  • Clearing and trimming

  • Stump removal and grinding

  • Emergency services

  • Storm clean-up

  • Support

Payne’s Environmental Services can help with whatever you need in Tampa. Rely on our expertise in the industry and call 813-512-8656 to learn more!

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