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

When You Need To Call A Professional Tree Trimmer

Joshua Mercier

Trees in your yard provide shade, beauty, and possibly fruits to eat. However, they require more than sun and water to stay strong and healthy. At some point, a tree needs to have a bit of trimming or pruning done for its own good. While you may be able to handle pruning some of the lower branches, it is always best to contact a professional for heavy trimming or work near the top of the tree. Here are a few situations that warrant a good trimming.

Damaged Branches

Wind, rain, snow, insects, and even harsh sun can damage a tree's branches. If you notice that there are some dead areas of the tree, it is best to contact a professional to come and trim them out. While you may be able to reach the area from the ground, a professional can find the cause of the damage and provide a solution to help prevent further damage in the future. If the area is high up in the tree, it is much better to let someone with experience and the proper equipment handle it so no one gets hurt.

Overgrown Branches

Sometimes a branch does not know when to quit growing, making the tree look lopsided and uneven. If you need to have a live branch trimmed, contact someone who knows how to do this without causing damage to the rest of the tree. If improperly trimmed, you could allow insects, fungi, or even an airborne disease to enter the tree and kill it. In addition, any time you cut a tree that has flowing sap you risk killing a good portion of it. 

Overhanging a Building

When a branch or branches are overhanging or close to a building, the trimming is best left to a professional. You do not want to make a cut that causes the branch to crash onto the roof or through a window. It is also important that the rest of the tree be trimmed at the same time to keep it looking uniform and not lopsided. 

Trees are alive and beautiful and can stay that way for a long time. However, they do need to be properly cared for. Too many branches in one small area may stunt the growth of each branch by limiting the amount of sunlight it gets. Fruit and flowering trees need to be trimmed in a manner that best allows for a good yield. Unless you are absolutely sure of how to make each cut, let a professional do it. You and your trees will be happy you cared enough to give them the best. For more information, contact your local tree trimming service.