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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

Faqs On Tree Trimming

Joshua Mercier

Tree care is a fundamental landscape maintenance procedure for keeping trees in great shape. It involves directing the trees' growth to ensure their mature form is structurally desirable. Tree trimming enhances the shape and form of the tree, increasing the tree's ability to complement other features in your landscape. Therefore, you must employ tree services to shave down your trees to improve their appearance and vitality.

Below is all you need to know about this particular task.

When is the Best Time for a Trim?

Depending on your objectives, you should trim your trees perennially. Trimming your trees during the winter season is also best as they are dormant. This is because most trees, especially deciduous ones, drop their leaves, giving a better view of the tree's architecture. Since the arborist can see the entire tree clearly, they will easily spot problematic branches, cracks, or fungus growth and remedy them effectively. Although tree trimming is ideal during the cold season, it is indispensable in a case where hazardous branches overhang your property.

How Often Do I Need My Trees Trimmed?

Typically, you should trim your trees twice a year. However, the type of tree, location, and your locality's weather can affect the frequency of cutting away some tree parts. This is because every tree grows differently based on its conditions. A professional arborist will regularly inspect your trees to determine whether they require longer or more frequent trimming services. In addition, if a tree is prone to diseases brought by pests that feed on fresh trimmed cuts, they will use preventative treatments to ward off pests.

Why Is the Task Important? 

Primarily, you ought to cut parts of your trees to maintain their shape and appearance for aesthetic purposes. This is because a tree's branches can cross each other with excess foliage making the trees look unkempt and degrading your curb appeal. Furthermore, tree trimming ensures safety if your tree has broken limbs that pose a risk of injury. Finally, an arborist will thin out the tree's crown to improve air circulation and light penetration in the entire tree.

Are There General Tips for Best Care? 

An arborist must trim your trees when they are developing to manage them easily and reduce the risk of leaving scars. Additionally, they will not trim the branches too close or leave them too long to avoid a large branch stub or removing the branch collar. Finally, they will trim weak and narrow branches to sustain the tree's structural integrity.

Regular tree trimming is essential for your trees' strong and sturdy growth. Tree services can help you cut your trees accordingly to maintain their shape and beauty.