If you have trees in your home, you need to give them the care they deserve for them to yield as you expect them to do. For anyone who would wish to see reduced resin flow and minimized sap in their trees, the best time to prune them is when the season is dormant. However, there are those who maintain the view that any time is a good time to prune the trees. 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. You are also allowed to prune your trees at a different time when it is convenient for you. It is in order to prune your trees and shrubs when they grow flowers especially if you know that they usually blossom at the beginning of spring. Most of the trees and shrubs that suffer or get affected by fire blight, a dangerous bacterial disease are the flowering ones. By pruning your trees, those with such a disease would just have it spread to unbelievable limits.
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. Well pruned fruit trees will not only yield high-quality fruits, but they will also bear those fruits earlier. Scientifically, tree pruning is important in prolonging the life-shelf of your trees.
Whenever you prune trees, you are able to make their framework strong. 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. If you don’t want your fruit-bearing trees to break their branches when fruits come forth, you should always try to avoid branches with upright angles. Tree breakage is disadvantageous is ways such as reduced productivity and a short life-shelf.
By pruning your trees, you would be giving them an opportunity to develop or form a good canopy. By so doing, your trees would be able to get maximum light penetration and bear more fruits. Trees that get maximum light are known to develop buds in a more healthy way. Most people don’t know that when a tree receives more light, the quality, set, and flavor of its fruits increases.