Should I Use Pruning Sealer After Trimming Overland Park KS Trees?

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Tree care advice from Overland Park KS tree trimming company, Safety Tree Service.

When you trim the trees on your property you are cleaning up the appearance of your home while also reducing the potential for tree damage to your Overland Park property. After pruning your trees though, is it okay to use pruning sealer on the tree’s open cuts?

What is Pruning Sealer?

Pruning sealer, or pruning paint, claims to helps a tree’s healing process after pruning along with other benefits. Realistically though, sealers can easily delay your trimmed trees’ healing process or damage wound openings which prevents the tree from properly healing. You should also be aware that many sealers are petroleum-based or contain asphalt, both of which are unhealthy ingredients to you and your trees.

Should I Use Sealer After Trimming My Overland Park, KS Trees?

No. Do not use sealers on your trees or bushes after you trim them. Losing sap is not equivalent to a human losing blood. Instead, the drainage of sap from a freshly trimmed tree can help a tree undergo an irrigation process. Once sap has dripped off, trees start the natural process of producing new wood growth to cover up the site of the wound. This defense mechanism keeps out infestations, fungi, and diseases which are all highly probable problems that occur with the use of a pruning sealer.

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Newly trimmed trees require proper treatment and care and their ability to heal depends on proper trimming techniques and the correct tree trimming equipment. It is in the best interest of your tree’s health that you look to a professional tree trimming company to help with tree related services.

At Safety Tree we are experts in tree trimming and tree care. We are more than happy to visit your home for a free estimate. With us, you can expect the highest quality technique, expertise, and equipment from our seasoned Overland Park tree trimming and pruning professionals at Safety Tree every time.

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Our expert arborists are always happy to evaluate your residential, commercial, or utility tree care need in Western Missouri and Northeast Kansas at absolutely free of charge.

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  • Safety Tree Service did a great job trimming several elm and ash trees for me, as well as a few pin oaks. The pin oaks had various dead limbs that needed to be removed and other limbs that needed to be thinned. Ty did an excellent job removing the dead wood and trimming the trees, which helped reduce risk of damage from limbs falling and greatly improved the health and overall appearance of the trees. With the recent bad weather I’m glad I hired Ty as I’m confident one of the limbs would have come down on a power line. I received bids from multiple tree trimmers and Ty’s bid was very competitive and he was able to provide proof of insurance. Some of the other bidders offered lower prices but were not insured! I do recommend Ty to others as he did a great job for me.

    - Joel Y( Kansas City, Missouri Elm and Ash Tree Removal, February 2017 )
  • We needed a to have a couple of large trees removed from our yard. Safety Tree Service did a great job. They raked and collected everything and left us with a totally clean backyard. If we ever need any tree services in the future I will definitely contact you again.

    - Michael W( Kansas City, Missouri Tree Removal )
  • Safety Tree Service is always on time. They do what they say they are going to do. There is no smoke and mirrors with Safety Tree Service. I only recommend his company to all of my clients because I know he will treat them with respect and care.

    - Patrick F.( Kansas City, Missouri Tree Removal and Trimming, February 2017 )
  • We use Ty and his staff at Safety Tree exclusively for all of our tree work referrals. Our company conducts grounds maintenance on a wide variety of residential and commercial properties. We have referred our customers to Ty because they continually tell me how exceptional their overall experience was with Safety Tree. I have heard everything from “experts”, to “very professional”, to “very skilled”, to “clean” and “fair” used to describe their encounters. I would not hesitate at all to recommend Safety Tree to any private or public entity or for any project regardless of scope or size.

    - Tony C.( Olathe, KS Commercial Tree Services, January 2017 )