Some people who have trees on their property are happy to have them grow as they will. After all, trees in the forest don’t need humans to come and prune them, and many manage to live to great old age. But domesticated trees could benefit greatly from a little pruning now and then. Here are eight benefits of pruning trees:
1. For Beauty
There are trees that, while healthy, are not proportionate or at least not proportionate in the eye of their owner. This is especially true of evergreen hedges whose lower branches may not be as dense and pleasing to the eye as they should be.
2. For Fruit and Flowers
Pruning stimulates trees grown for their fruit and flowers to produce growth spurs, which lead to flower buds which, in some trees, leads to fruit. Fruit trees should also be given a light pruning during the summer …