Menu

Our Reviews
Ryan Lee
google

I used Driscoll Tree Service for years in Snellville, and now we use them in Atlanta. They do an excellent job every time. Friendly and knowledgeable crew.  Results are always great. Thanks, Driscoll Tree  Service!

Stephen Delbridge
google

The service for Driscoll Tree Service was outstanding. Michael came out to meet with me, explained the pros and cons of how to deal with my tree removal, and provided a clear quote for the service. The crew that came out to do the work was on-time, professional and did a great job. One of the trees they had to remove was tall and in a spot where they couldn't get any heavy equipment to it, but they were able to take it down in pieces without damaging my landscaping or fence. If you are looking for a professional and competent tree service,  I definitely recommend calling Driscoll Tree Service.

Schedule

Tree Removal Services Today

Get Appointment
sideimage

How to Prune Fruit Trees

Trees are an excellent addition to any landscape. We get a lot of benefits from trees, especially fruit trees. Every homeowner with an orchard wants to enjoy the fruits from their trees, but first, it is essential to take good care of them. While property owners may consider DIY maintenance without the knowledge and experience required, you risk compromising the health and productivity of your fruit trees. Driscoll Tree Service leverages proven strategies and innovative equipment to provide top-quality care and maintenance. Here’s a guide to help you prune your trees to optimize yields and results.

secondary

Shaping

The natural shape of a fruit tree is only sometimes ideal for optimal production, and ignoring the problem worsens the issue. Our tree care company can help you shape your trees early, improving balance from the root system to the top. While shaping may seem like an aesthetic measure, it ensures fruit trees take a desired shape without compromising productivity and durability.

Stimulation

When a tree is cut back, it stimulates robust growth from the remaining buds. We recommend pruning after one growing season to boost growth. A reputable tree service is equipped and trained to handle pruning with the utmost professionalism, minimizing damage caused by DIY tree maintenance projects. When done right, your trees will appear more significant than others of the same age and haven’t been pruned.

Survival

Pruning is critical for survival after planting your trees. Many property owners digging around the yard risk destroying feeder roots which help absorb moisture and nutrients. Even if your fruit tree has a full-size canopy, this can create an imbalance that results in slow and weak development. This can be prevented by hiring a trusted tree service provider for routine maintenance.

Prune in the Dormant Season

secondary

If you have a pruning project lined up, ensure the trees are dormant before pulling out your shears. This is the best time for your trees and makes the process easy for you. Most trees are dormant in the winter, making this the ideal time to prune your fruit trees before spring growth. Pruning in the cold season also reduces the risk of severe damage, infestations, and infections. However, consult a professional tree care company before taking on any maintenance.

Focus on the Three D’s: Damage, Disease, and Dead Branches

The best way to prune fruit trees is to start with damaged, diseased, or dead branches. Look for signs of deterioration showing severe damage before things get out of hand. Many inexperienced individuals need more expertise and knowledge to detect trivial signs of wear when it is too late. A certified tree service provider inspects the yard for minor signs that often show a more severe underlying problem and recommends practical solutions to salvage the tree.

These are common factors to consider if you have fruit trees in your yard, and we can help you maintain healthy and durable trees. Contact us at Driscoll Tree Service and schedule a consultation with the leading tree care company. We guarantee top-quality tree services at competitive market rates.

Other News

blog1
Apr 19,2023
Why My Trees Look Bad

Why My Trees Look Bad Trees are alive and need regular care. Like most living things, they can get injuries or diseases. While it is not always easy to identify signs of infection or infestation in trees, you may have…

Read More
blog1
Jun 14,2023
Harmful Pests for Your Trees

Harmful Pests for Your Trees Trees are beautiful, essential for our environment, and vulnerable to various pests that can cause significant damage. These pests can compromise the health and longevity of trees, leading to their decline or even death. Tree…

Read More
blog1
Jul 12,2022
Benefits of Planting Trees

Benefits of Planting Trees Out of all the things you can do to enhance the aesthetics and value of your property, planting trees is at the top of the list. However, planting trees has many benefits, including social, environmental, and…

Read More
blog1
Jun 29,2022
How to Prevent Tree Hazards

How to Prevent Tree Hazards Tree failure is a tree's breakdown from various problems. All trees are vulnerable to problems, even healthy trees. Careful inspection of your trees can allow you to identify any potential hazards and possible treatments. Driscoll…

Read More
blog1
May 16,2024
5 Tips to Maximize Your Curb Appeal

5 Tips to Maximize Your Curb Appeal First impressions matter, especially in your home. Whether you plan to sell your house or stand out in the neighborhood, enhancing your curb appeal is an excellent way to achieve your goals. As…

Read More
blog1
Feb 23,2024
5 Common Tree Disease Treatments

5 Common Tree Disease Treatments Trees are vital for our environment, providing shade, oxygen, and beauty. However, trees are susceptible to diseases that can compromise their health and longevity. As a reputable tree care company, Driscoll Tree Service provides proper…

Read More
blog1
Sep 13,2023
Yellow Leaves in Summer

Yellow Leaves in Summer The sight of trees adorned with vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow during fall is a natural spectacle that always captivates. However, when those same trees display yellow leaves in the summer, it may be…

Read More
blog1
Jul 12,2023
Planting Trees Properly

Planting Trees Properly Planting a tree is a rewarding and environmentally conscious act. However, following the proper planting techniques is essential to ensure its long-term health and growth. Here’s a helpful guide through planting a tree. As a professional and…

Read More
blog1
Jan 18,2023
How Storms Impact Your Trees

How Storms Impact Your Trees Trees are a valuable addition to any landscape. From enhancing curb appeal to improving the overall quality of life, trees are no denying essential to the ecosystem. However, like most living things, trees are susceptible…

Read More
blog1
Aug 30,2023
The Dangers of Ignoring Tree Removal 

The Dangers of Ignoring Tree Removal  Trees are not only nature’s exquisite creations but also valuable assets that enhance the beauty and character of your landscape. Their presence provides shade, improves air quality, and contributes to the overall aesthetics of…

Read More