A Trained Tree: How an Arborist Can Train Your Tree's Growth

Trees are exceptionally adept at adapting to their environment as they grow. They are so adept, in fact, that even when obstacles are present, trees can direct their branches' growth in order to take in the most amount of sunlight. And, incredibly, even when a tree falls, it still knows which way is up, so it will direct new branches and shoots to grow vertically until it dies.

Despite their adaptability, however, both young and old trees sometimes need a little help to point them in the right direction. With the help of a certified arborist, your tree can overcome the following growing issues.

An Arborist Can Train Branches to Grow Away From the Ground

Sometimes, gravity pulls a tree's branches toward the ground. Obviously, low tree branches become obstacles and can permit snakes and rats with access to a tree's canopy. Low-growing branches are also unattractive and may take up valuable yard space.

Fortunately, an experienced and well-equipped arborist can prune low-growing branches or redirect them using cables and braces. Both courses of action will improve the appearance of a tree and free up space in its vicinity.

An Arborist Can Direct Branches Away From Structures

Backyards are getting smaller. This means that there is less space available for maturing trees to grow into. As a result, trees can end up competing with structures for space. Obviously, the last thing you need is for your roof and gutters to end up smothered with branches, twigs and leaves.

However, an arborist can remove a portion of a tree's structure safely so that it doesn't compromise the tree's ability to feed itself. This can help preserve your tree and your home.

An Arborist Can Improve a Tree's Appearance

Trees don't always grow as you expect them to. This is because they are forever adapting to their environment in order to get the most space and sunlight. As a result, some branches may end up growing crookedly or at odd angles to the rest of the tree's structure. Naturally, this can affect a tree's appearance, which can then affect the value of your home.

Fortunately, using braces and cables, an arborist can pull or push branches in a more desirable direction. Obviously, the forces exerted on a tree's branches in this manner are gradual. Eventually, the redirected branches begin to grow in their new direction without any help. As a result, you can improve the appearance of a crooked tree without the need for too much pruning.

Is your tree in need of a little redirection? Then hire an arborist who can carry out the job safely and professionally.

For more information, contact an arborist.