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

Reasons to Trim Your Trees

Joshua Mercier

You can have your trees trimmed any time of year, but having the work done before the trees get full of leaves during the rainy season is a great idea. It's easier to see the shape of the tree and identify limbs and branches that need to go when the leaves are out of the way. However, a tree trimming service can trim trees full of leaves too, especially if some branches are damaged or brushing against your roof. Here are other reasons it's good to hire tree trimming before the rainy or storm season begins.

Lopsided Trees Could Be Unstable

When your area has rain several days in a row and the ground becomes saturated with water, trees are at a higher risk of toppling over if their roots aren't strong and their weight isn't distributed evenly. It's best to have lopsided branches trimmed away when the tree is small, before undesirable branches get big and heavy. If that's not done, once a tree is mature and has more weight on one side than on the other, there's always a risk, even if it's a small one, that the tree might become unbalanced when the ground is saturated with water or when strong winds push against the tree.

Branches Hang Low When Heavy With Rain

One problem with tree branches you may not think about until the stormy season begins is that the branches get heavy when they're soaked with rain, and that causes them to hang lower. This could be a problem with trees that cover your driveway or walkway to your home. Your car could scrape the trees when you pull in the driveway or you might walk into low-hanging branches drenched with rain. An even more serious problem is when the branches you thought were far from your roof are suddenly low enough to scrape the shingles when the wind blows. Have your trees trimmed to allow plenty of clearance when they are wet and hanging a little lower than usual.

Rains Spur Growth

Trees can grow quickly during the rainy season as the leaves spring back to life, and they have plenty of water and nourishment. Branches can start scraping your roof before you realize it, or trees might shoot up toward power lines. Have your trees cut back more than you think you might need to accommodate rapid growth during the rainy season, spring, and summer so you don't have to deal with problem trees that grow out of control later on.