Every productive tree you see in any home shows that someone has been providing the proper care it requires for its growth and survival. Some people don’t know that when they prune their trees during a dormant season, the sap would be minimized and the resin wouldn’t flow as it used to. What you may find others saying is that they can prune their trees anytime they want to do so. The main purpose for tree pruning is to reduce tree diseases, maximize wound closure, make the structure visible and ensure any excessive sap flow has been eliminated.
If you have flowering shrubs at home, you should consider having dormant pruning done to them also. However, you could not be doing the wrong thing by pruning the trees or shrubs at any other given time. If your trees or your shrubs have the tendency to blossom immediately the spring occurs, you should prune them once they start to flower. Most of the trees and shrubs that suffer or get affected by fire blight, a dangerous bacterial disease are the flowering ones. Although you could be doing the right thing by pruning your trees, it is good to know that this practice could also lead to a widespread of the fire blight disease.
Failure to prune the trees when you should, may only mean that the trees will not have the right form and the best shape you wanted them to have. Many people just know that pruning trees are important when looking forward to getting quality fruits, but they forget that pruning also helps the trees to bring forth fruits earlier. Some people also don’t know that they prolong the lifespan of their trees whenever they prune them.
The framework of every tree is made strong whenever once you learn how to maintain quality pruning. If you trees have brought forth a large crop of fruit, it would take a strong framework to support this crop. One of the dangers of undermining good pruning is that the tree branches may develop upright angles. This problem will lead to breakage especially to the trees with heavy crop or fruits. Whenever you see some tree branches broken, you should know you are risking reduced lifespan.
It is important also if you understand that tree pruning is a great way of opening the canopy of your tree. It is good to understand that tree pruning enhances light penetration in the right way so that the trees would be productive. If you checked keenly, you would notice that the healthier buds are of those trees that usually receive maximum light. By checking on the fruit quality, flavor and set, you would know if the tree received maximum light.