Top Myths of Tree Care Part II
We all take pride in our landscaping expertise. Unfortunately, some of the tree care knowledge that’s been imparted on us doesn’t hold up. As common tree myths continue to be debunked, tree experts and novices alike can make efforts to keep their trees intact.
- Some assume that tree pruning only reaps positive benefits. However, sometimes less is more when it comes to trimming and maintaining tree branches. What’s more, excessive pruning can actually be detrimental to a tree’s health as it drains a lot of its energy. In an effort to conserve tree health and energy, pruning should only be performed when warranted.
- Among the most common of tree myths is that of tree topping. Topping trees is not only inherently damaging to tree health, it completely comprises its structural integrity as well. This improper method of trimming can potentially lead to rapid re-growth, making it difficult to keep up with proper tree maintenance.
- Many people have been programmed to believe that all new trees require stakes. However, that’s just not true. Trees that can stand upright without any assistance do not need to be staked frequently. In fact, overusing stakes can lead to a tree’s decline.