Maintenance: Pruning and Care of Trees

Trees, whether new or mature, have specific needs and caring for our community forest is important to ensure it thrives and provides the many benefits they offer. These benefits include:

  • Economic — saving energy costs and increasing property values
  • Environmental Benefits — sustaining the long-term environmental health of the community
  • Community — buffering sound and reducing noise pollution
  • Aesthetic — adding to the beauty and peace of our surroundings
  • Health — helping to create recreational areas

For more information on tree care and pruning, including fruit trees, visit Truckee Meadows Community Forestry Coalition.

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The seven horticultural principles: