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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

Useful Steps To Take When Trimming Residential Trees

Joshua Mercier

Whether your trees' branches have grown too large or you just want to give your trees a different look, trimming may be something you attempt to do. It doesn't have to be as hard as it initially might seem to a novice if you take a couple of steps.

Assess the Condition of Your Trees

Before you start removing twigs and branches from residential trees on your property, it helps to give them a thorough assessment. Then you can be more strategic with where you trim as opposed to just removing anything that you come in contact with.

A thorough assessment might reveal certain problem areas, such as branches that are getting close to a power line or those that have a lot of rot. You can make a note of these problems and then know what areas to address with each tree.

Remain Consistent 

If you want to make tree trimming easier on yourself over the years, then you need to remain consistent. Constantly removing twigs and branches not only will keep your trees looking great, but it's going to save you from having to deal with potentially large branches that otherwise would give you some difficulty.

You just need to figure out an optimal trimming schedule, which will depend on what type of trees you're trimming and the climate that they're exposed to. These are details you can find out yourself and research to perfect your tree trimming frequency.

Hire a Pro if Branches Reach Beyond Your Property Lines

Some trees are going to grow so much that they start to encroach on your neighbors' property lines. Rather than trying to get rid of these branches yourself, it's just best to hire a professional tree trimming company. Then you don't risk causing damage to property that you don't own.

You just need to let your neighbors know you hired a tree trimming company and that they'll need to access their part of the property to take down branches. Then the company can go in and remove relevant branches before you have to deal with neighborly disputes.

If you want to get through residential tree trimming without experiencing a lot of issues, then you need to plan this process like a pro. See what parts of each tree need to come down and then create a plan for executing these goals. Then you'll be in total control the entire time.

For more information, contact a company like A + A Tree & Landscaping LLC.