Keeping Your Trees Healthy
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Keeping Your Trees Healthy

When I first bought a new house, I realized that the front trees were a little overgrown. I was worried about a branch breaking in the wind and smashing into a window or the roof, and so I decided to invest in professional tree service. When the arborist came, he had more concerns than just a few overgrown branches. Apparently, a few of my trees had also developed serious pest infestations, and I was worried about what it might mean for their health. He carefully trimmed each tree to ward off disease, and within a few weeks, they were looking a lot better. This blog explains how a professional tree trimmer could help you, so that you aren't left with dying trees.


Keeping Your Trees Healthy

How A Tree Should Be Taken Care Of To Stay Healthy

Joshua Mercier

Is your tree full of branches that haven't been pruned in a long time? Taking care of the soil and getting your trees pruned is important if you expect your tree to stay healthy. Find out in this article what you should know about tree care, as well as what professional pruning is estimated to cost.

How Should a Tree Be Cared For?

You must make sure tree branches are pruned on a regular basis to prevent diseases. Sometimes diseases start on the branches and spread throughout other areas of the tree. If you don't pay attention to the health of your tree, the branches can become diseased without you knowing about it. You may notice that diseased branches have wilted or discolored leaves that are unpleasant to look at.

The main way to keep your tree healthy is to make sure it is rooted in healthy soil. Basically, you must make sure water is not allowed to sit on the soil around your tree for a long time. Overly saturated soil can lead to your tree getting infected with Phytophthora root rot. The disease will cause the leaves to wilt and bark to become discolored. After a few years have passed, Phytophthora root rot can kill your tree altogether.

You must make sure drains are installed in your yard to prevent the soil from getting too wet, especially if it rains a lot in your region. You should also make sure a tree specialist is hired every now and then to inspect your tree branches for disease. Even if no disease is present, keep the tree branches pruned by a professional for the best health results.

What Does Professional Tree Pruning Cost?

The price charged for professional tree pruning will vary based on the type that you have. For instance, trees that are tall or have a lot of branches will be more expensive to get pruned than smaller ones. The location of your tree will play a role in the price because pruning it will be a more complex task if it is located near power lines. You should expect to pay a minimum of $75 to get a 30 foot tree pruned. Trees that are over 60 feet tall can cost over $1,000 for professional pruning.

No matter how much you have to spend on professional pruning, it is worth it to keep your tree in good shape. Don't delay getting in touch with a specialist (like those at R. L. Elliott Enterprises, Inc.) so he or she can prune your tree and make sure it doesn't have a disease!