Each year many trees are killed by homeowners and non-professional landscapers who prune them without the knowledge and techniques that will guide their growth for strength, health and for their natural beauty. We’ve all seen trees that have been grossly topped-off, making them short-lived lollipops in the landscape, subject to disease and slow death.
For the Life of the Tree
Pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure. Although forest trees grow quite well with only nature’s pruning, trees in our Norwalk neighborhoods require a higher level of care to maintain their safety and aesthetics.
Pruning should be done with an understanding of how the tree responds to each cut. Improper pruning can cause damage that will last for the life of the tree, or worse, shorten the tree’s life.
Proper pruning, with an understanding of tree biology, can maintain a tree’s health and structure, while enhancing its aesthetic and economic values.
For proper pruning, a licensed arborist always is your best choice.
Learning from the Professionals
For those “weekend warriors” who are interested in learning proper tree pruning techniques, the Norwalk Tree Alliance is presenting a special Tree Pruning Class & Demonstration, FREE to all Norwalk residents, on Saturday, October 14th, (2017) 10am-1pm, at the Rosa Parks Arboretum, rain or shine. Leading Connecticut arborists will teach proper pruning techniques and demonstrate on the several species of mature trees at the Arboretum.
Rosa Parks Arboretum is located behind Columbus-Magnet School, 46 Concord Street; parking will be
available at the school lot.