You have successfully trimmed the small trees on your Cleveland property to promote tree growth when spring arrives. Pruning your trees comes with a lot of benefits. As you know, it cleans up the appearance of your landscape while also reducing the potential for tree damage to your home. Once you have pruned your trees though, should you use pruning sealer on the tree’s open cuts to finish the job?
Pruning sealer, or pruning paint, has been known as an agent that helps a tree heal from trimming cuts and may reduce loss of tree sap. We need to remember that trees have survived for years without our interference and that they have natural defensive mechanisms to help the healing process. As for reducing sap drips, sealers actually have little effect on this occurrence.
Furthermore, a lot of sealers contain asphalt or are petroleum-based. Both of these ingredients are not healthy for your trees or your own health. Instead, they can easily delay your trimmed trees’ healing process or damage wound openings which prevents the tree from properly healing.
No. Do not use sealers on your trees or bushes after you trim them. In addition to the above reasons, sealers can trap moisture and therefore will suffocate the cut. This can lead to unnatural decay and growth of fungi.
For us humans, it seems like common sense to cover a fresh wound. But for trees, it is not possible for a tree to “bleed out” from loss of sap. In fact, freshly trimmed trees are more resilient in this way since drainage of sap helps irrigation processes. Trees naturally undergo protective mechanisms that produce new wood growth at the wound site to keep out disease, fungi, and infestations.
The best way to make sure that your newly trimmed trees are able to properly heal is to use proper trimming techniques and Cleveland professional tree trimming equipment. This is why it is best to use a professional tree trimming company for these projects. We know how to take care of the trees around your home. With proper technique, expertise, and equipment our team at VanCuren is able to make sure your trees are healthy long-term.
- Vic DiGeronimo, Jr.( Independence Excavating, Inc. Commercial Tree Removal (May 2017) )
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- Meghan( Gates Mills, Ohio Tree Removal May 2017 )
The precision in which VanCuren took down the dead trees around our home was amazing! The only way we knew VanCuren was there is that the dead trees were gone!
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The attention to detail in clearing our property in preparation of building our new home was impeccable!
- Lurlie( Independence, Ohio Tree Trimming and removal May 2017 )
I had a lot of tree trimming done and removals and I barely noticed the crew was at our house. They did their work quickly without interfering and cleaned up very nicely.
- Paul( Bainbridge, Ohio Tree Removal April 2017 )
VanCuren came to my house after I left for work and when I came home, all of tree removals and trimming were completed and the yard perfectly cleaned up. Very professional company.