I remember as a child enjoying Earth Day in the park. Where we learn how important our earth is important to our existence. How we are all responsible for this planet. Just like Captain Planet. Every year we would take a walk through the woods, identifying plants and trees, pick up litter, and then we would plant new trees. In addition, the city would give us a small tree to take home and plant in our yards with our family. We can watch it grow and mature as we mature and grow. It was really neat, you know, to this day I can go to my parents’ house and see the tree I planted with I was six, seven, and eight years old.
One of the things that they taught us doing these outing is how to care, trim, and prune plants, shrubs, and trees. Understanding their benefits and technique. It really makes a difference. However, for those that are not taught they may not understand this. Not understand what a defense a little tender loving care makes to any growing thing. No matter if, it is a tree, pet, or even your own personal grooming techniques.
All of this knowledge and understanding paid off when I was older. When I was in high school, we were challenge to do a study to see if tree trimming really benefits a tree. In addition, we had to create a way to explain and publicized what we found in our research. It needed to be so simple to understand that anyone should be able to get it. Techniques, benefits, and understanding.
To do this my partner and me bought two trees one we groomed on the regular and the other we let do its own thing. After going online and to the library we look for the best way to groom, trim, and prune a tree. What type of water and fertilizer to add to the tree and how much light it needs? We gave one of the trees the optimum type of life that was control by us. The other we left alone, did nothing to it, and allowed nature to take care of it. All we did was pant it outside and recorded everything in our photo journal. Over a course of the school year, we did all of this and recorded our findings. It was amazing.
What we discovered that nature does a great job at doing what it is supposed to do. However, the tree that we manipulated with our own techniques and additives was gorgeous as well. It also had a nice symmetrical appearance that was very pleasing to the eye. All of our work really greeted a very dense foliage, with a beautifully rich shade of green, and a nice spread.
If you want a uniform look among your landscape the tree trimming and pruning is the way to go. There a reason we try to manipulate the things it just comes out prettier. What is great is if done properly it will not harm the tree in fact it can serve as a great benefit. You just have to know what you are doing, or better yet go with a tree service. On the other hand, Mother Nature is queen but with Mother Nature comes things that cannot be control. If you are already trimming and pruning your trees or have someone doing for you, you can monitor for things such as disease and weaknesses.
Therefore, this is what we put in our report and our fictional public service announcement.