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One of the most common maintenance procedures for trees is pruning. Even if nature performs an excellent maintenance job for trees, professional pruning is often required for aesthetics and to ensure structural integrity. When the garden is being landscaped, weak, diseased and dead branches must be removed while ensuring that it will have minimal effect on the tree.
Common questions on tree pruning
- When should pruning be accomplished?
Pruning can be undertaken at any time of the year but expert arborists suggest pruning before spring growth flush so that growth and wound closure will be maximized. Some trees like the maple and birch tree tend to bleed after pruning in early spring but even if it looks unsightly, it is not a major problem to fret about. However, it is important to avoid heavy pruning after spring growth flush because the trees have just expended a lot of efforts in creating foliage and early shoot growth; a large amount of foliage removed can put stress on the trees.
- Why is there a need to prune trees?
Many homeowners hire expert services to prune trees to increase light and air penetration on the inside of the tree’s crown. However, since each cut can change the growth of the tree, there must be reason why pruning must be accomplished. Most common reasons are for aesthetics, safety and clearance.
- What are the drawbacks of tree pruning?
If you are having the tree pruned so as to enhance it health, it does not really work that way. A dense crown of leaves is produced by trees for the manufacture of sugar that is required for growth and development. If foliage is removed during pruning, the tree’s growth and its stored energy reserves can be reduced. Removal of a large amount of foliage is more of a disadvantage than an advantage for the tree.
Tree pruning Perth understands the importance of proper pruning cuts to reduce the possibility of tearing the bark. In order to properly prune a tree, it is critical to understand the biology of a specific tree so that its health and structural integrity will not be severely compromised.
Book a night train from Hanoi to Sapa when time is limited to squeeze in trekking in the rice terraces of Sapa in the Lao Cai province. Although there are many other activities that can be done in Sapa, trekking is a way to experience the real Sapa and interact with the locals.
Taking the night train from the Hanoi train station is not a hassle since there are a lot of schedules starting from 8 in the evening. The train ride usually takes 7-8 hours in average and stops in the Lao Cai station. From there, you can hire a taxi or ride a minibus to Sapa for 1 hour. Even before you reach Sapa, you will be greeted by a beautiful landscape of mountain ranges with rice paddies.
Once in Sapa, you can now start with the trekking. There are full day and half day hikes depending on your preference. It is best to hire a local guide from the hill tribes. These hill tribesmen have lived in the mountains their whole lives and it is like them showing you their homes. They also know the best spots to go since they know the place too well.
After meeting up with a tour guide, the trek will begin with an hour journey up the beautiful green mountains of Sapa. Below, you can see rice paddies along the hills.
The gorgeous views of the rice paddies in Sapa might overwhelm you but that is the point of the trip.
The descent through muddy hills can be tricky but with proper trekking shoes and attire, there isn’t anything challenging you can’t face. You will pass through farm houses and some villages. You will meet a lot of friendly locals along the way. Don’t forget to smile!
You can even have an encounter with water buffalos along the way.
To make the most out of the experience, be sure to come prepared. You should pack light and not bring unnecessary things during the trek. Make sure to bring snacks and water. Lastly, take a lot of pictures.