Steadfast Tree Care Informs Woodford Homeowners of Tree Pruning Mistakes to Avoid

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Steadfast Tree Care, a tree service company in Ruther Glen, Virginia, has recently published a blog post that informs homeowners in Woodford, VA, about the common tree pruning mistakes they should avoid. This is because pruning inappropriately may not only damage the tree and the attractiveness of the yard in a home, it may also result in the death of the tree. On the other hand, if pruning is done properly, a tree will be well-maintained and even increase the value of the property. One way to ensure that pruning is done correctly is to get the services of a dependable tree pruning service provider in Woodford. The full article can be accessed here:

One of the common tree pruning mistakes is using the wrong tools. Phillip Wood, the owner of Steadfast Tree Care, says, “You’ve probably done your homework on the best time to prune your tree and how to do it. But have you invested in the right tools for the job? Pruning is a strenuous process for any tree, so it’s important to ensure that you don’t expose your tree to unnecessary harm.”

He continues, “Pruning can seem like a tedious job, and you may want to do it as few times as possible. Similarly, you may have neglected to prune your tree for an extended period and be tempted to play catch-up by pruning more.”

Another possible pruning mistake is removing too much of the tree’s crown. It is understandable for most people to think of removing a significant part of the crown, especially if the tree has not been pruned for a long time. However, tree pruning is something that cannot be done all at once but is a long-term process. It should be performed in intervals over time while taking into account the tree’s health, age, and needs.

A tree expert will assess the entire tree before pruning, and then prune as little as possible to achieve a particular goal. Too much pruning is especially harmful during the growing season. This is because each branch that is removed can take away essential resources that were in storage and can restrict the ability of the tree to produce food. This will significantly affect the future growth of the tree. On the other hand, some trimming and pruning may be needed if a tree is diseased. Those interested may want to read a release from Steadfast Tree Care about the warning signs of tree sickness at

And the most common pruning mistake is to not prune at all, possibly just because of laziness or the fear of making errors while pruning. Not pruning can result in overgrown trees or trees that are too tall. Eliminating dead, old, and damaged branches will stimulate the tree to produce new wood. However, no more than one-third of a canopy of a tree must be removed in a season. If it looks like the tree is very much overgrown, another third of the canopy can be removed the following year.

Phillip Wood says, “If you’re concerned about doing a bad job of pruning your trees, your best option may be to call in the experts. Proper tree pruning is an intricate process that takes time and practice to perfect. Hiring an expert to do the job will definitely pay off. After all, the information you need to get the job done might be more than you have the time for.”

Steadfast Tree Care offers trimming and pruning, cutting and removal, and other tree services. The company’s team of experts is experienced and knowledgeable on how to trim a tree properly. Trimming and pruning may also be a necessity because a tree’s limbs and branches have become an obstruction or a threat to people and property. On the other hand, tree removal services may become necessary when a tree is diseased or dead. Or some trees may need to be removed because the homeowner wants to build a garage or another structure in the yard.

Homeowners who would like to get more information about the tree care services provided by Steadfast Tree Care may want to visit their website at, or contact them through the telephone or via email.

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About Steadfast Tree Care :

Steadfast Tree Care provides professional tree services to central Virginia property owners including tree trimming, tree removal, storm cleanup, debris removal, land clearing, stump grinding, and emergency tree services.

Contact Steadfast Tree Care:

Phillip Wood

Steadfast Tree Care
Ruther Glen, VA 22546

(877) 279-3085

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