Topic: tree pruning

What are Girdling Injures?

Girdling Roots

This kind of injury causes the destruction of vascular tissue and interrupted  flow of nutrients and photosynthate in the trunk regions of trees. Lawn mowers, string trimmers, synthetic bags, guy wires and ropes left on too long and rodents feeding are ways in which these injuries occur.

The lower trunk of a tree is a very crucial part of its anatomy.  Such wounding requires the tree to use up energy reserves in order to perform wound response and initiate callus tissue. When a tree has reduced energy reserves it is more susceptible to infection by opportunistic pathogens. Lower trunk wounds are a good point of entry for those pathogens.

Girdling Roots are roots that are growing across the main trunk or root flares and are strangling the transport system of the tree.  Where possible, these should be removed with caution.

Tree Pruning

tree pruning


Four Seasons Tree Care tree pruning specialists remove diseased branches as well as deadwood and stubs that serve as a breeding area for insects and fungi.

Crossing branches, water shoots, sucker growth and branches forming weak attachments are removed whenever possible to eliminate potential failure. Clearances, canopy raising and selectively thinning can also be performed if necessary.

Proper pruning at early stages of tree development promotes good tree health and structure in addition to being cost effective.

It should be noted that improper pruning can cause significant damage or death to your trees.

Contact us today to get your free pruning quote.