It’s not enough to just prune.
Our approach to pruning your trees will depend on their structure, species, and location. To best serve the health of your trees, Cherokee Tree Care adheres to the following rules of tree pruning:
The leaf is the tree’s food factory, so try not to remove more than 25% of leaves in any given pruning.
How and where you make the pruning cut is much more important than when—winter, spring, summer, fall.
Make smaller diameter cuts if possible. Trees seal over wounds (pruning cuts) by adding new growth, so smaller cuts close faster.