EPS Landscaping & Tree Service Presents FAQs About Tree Pruning and Their Answers

EPS Landscaping & Tree Service LLC, a company based in Pembroke Pines, FL, has recently published a blog post that presents tree pruning FAQs and their answers. The main question is, of course, focused on the nature of pruning, which is actually an art and a science. In simple terms, pruning can be likened to a haircut because the cuts applied to certain branches have the purpose of enhancing the aesthetic appeal of a tree.

Greg O'Connell, co-founder of EPS Landscaping & Tree Service, says, “The questions we discussed in the blog post are meant to help you get the most out of your trees without causing you pain. Contact EPS Landscaping and Tree Services so that our arborists can provide you with the needed pruning service. Call us today and we will be at your door shortly.”

Palm tree pruning by EPS Landscaping & Tree Service LLC

Another important question is about palm tree pruning. Pruning is used to get rid of those dead fronds, which are usually loosely attached to the palm tree and could be a safety hazard. Also to be removed are inflorescences or flowering, and/or fruiting clusters, especially those that could potentially harm people, such as coconuts. Pruning is typically done at least biannually and coconuts may be pruned every three to four months in order to minimize the risk of damage or injury that can be caused by this heavy fruit. However, the expertise of an arborist is typically required because there is the danger of over-pruning. Those who do the pruning should be very careful not to damage the terminal bud. Also, if the pruning done is too much, the growth of the palm tree can slow down and it may also attract pests.

Tree pruning is an important task because it offers several benefits. These include: encouragement of new growth; prevention of decay; trees become more structurally sound; and enhancement of the overall health of the tree.

People may also be interested in knowing how much should be removed from a tree with each prune. First of all, it would be a mistake to prune the whole tree, where only the trunk is left. Tree pruning has to be performed systematically and in such a way that it will enhance the tree’s life instead of harming or killing it. An important rule to follow is to never get rid of more than 25 percent of the tree’s canopy. For deciduous trees, it is advisable to keep intact at least two-thirds of the branches of the tree.

The actual amount that can be removed with each trimming or pruning, will actually vary and depend on how wide or tall the tree should go. Thus, there is no hard and fast rule on how much of the tree can be trimmed. However, there are certain percentages to follow. For instance, for young trees, trimming should not be more than 25 percent of its growth. If a particular tree has a fertile soil and other important resources, it can be expected to withstand canopy pruning. For middle-aged trees, it is possible to trim 20 percent of the canopy. Meanwhile, mature trees require as much green surface as possible to maximize photosynthesis and remain healthy. Thus, for mature trees, trimming should not exceed 10 to 15 percent of the foliage.

EPS Landscaping & Tree Service provides landscaping and tree services in Pembroke Pines and neighboring areas at a reasonable price while not compromising on the quality of the tree service provided. They serve a number of areas in Broward County, including Hallandale Beach, Southwest Ranches, Coral Springs, Hollywood, Deerfield Beach, Dania Beach, Ford Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, and Pembroke Pines.

Those who are interested in hiring a Pembroke Pines tree service can check out the EPS Landscaping & Tree Service website, or contact them on the telephone or through email. They are open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, from Monday to Friday, and from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays.


For more information about EPS Landscaping & Tree Service LLC, contact the company here:

EPS Landscaping & Tree Service LLC
Greg O'Connell
(954) 980-9003
EPS Landscaping & Tree Service
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028