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Hi there, my name is Neil. I am excited to share my knowledge about tree service with you all. My land is absolutely covered in fruit trees. Before I started providing the trees with regular care, they did not produce much fruit each year. I worked with a tree service professional to see if we could improve their yields across the board. My tree service professional eliminated pests and improved the health of my trees in a short span of time. The trees started producing fruit in abundance after that point. My site will explore the extreme level of care provided to trees by these dedicated professionals.


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How To Transform A Tall, Sight-Blocking Tree Into Something Entirely Different

by Fred Nelson

Although a large tree may be blocking your sight lines and impeding an otherwise stunning view, you may be reluctant to cut it down. You don't necessarily want the spot to be barren, and ideally, you could replace the larger tree with something smaller and ornamental. Uprooting a mature tree can be a mammoth task, so why go with this effort and expense when you don't have to? Instead of replacing a tall mature tree with a smaller tree, you in fact can turn it into a smaller tree.

Severe Tree Trimming

Tree coppicing is a form of severe tree trimming. In winter, the trunk is severed in close proximity to the ground. The tree is almost removed entirely, leaving its root system intact with a small length of trunk protruding from the soil. The process exploits the tree's natural reaction—to regrow and rebuild its canopy to enable photosynthesis.

The Remainder of the Winter

The tree will resemble little more than a dead stump for the remainder of the winter. The tree services company performing your coppicing can advise you on the application of fertilizer and any nutrients your tree may need. The results, thus far, are probably underwhelming—which is because you won't begin to see the effects of your efforts until the following spring.

Quick and Abundant Regrowth

Coppicing leads the tree to regrow as quickly as possible—by releasing shoots known as suckers. This occurs in spring, and these suckers should soon bud and grow abundant green foliage. The suckers will grow vertically, creating wood of remarkable straightness. Coppicing was once a method for creating naturally straight wood for various purposes before industrialized lumber milling became widespread. You're unlikely to want to harvest your coppiced wood, and all it will need is periodic pruning.

Constant Rejuvenation

Even though it might seem brutal, coppicing trims the tree in a way that prolongs its life, as it's always rejuvenating itself. Coppiced branches can be trimmed to maintain their appearance, and keep the shoots at a manageable length, but the tree will otherwise not require much ongoing care. Pruning should be performed in the fall or winter months, just as the tree is entering its dormant phase.

Tree coppicing has perhaps fallen out of favor in the modern world, yet this classic form of severe tree trimming is one of the simplest ways to transform an existing tree into something completely different—but no less beautiful to look at.

For more information, contact a tree trimming company near you.