TREE TRIMMING and Pruning
Trimming & Planting of Tree's
Trimming or Pruning a tree can have many benefits. The first and most important is keeping the people around it safe. A dead branch can fall from a tree at any time, endangering nearby people, buildings, and power lines. Removing dangerous limbs and maintaining a safe tree is always the best course of action. However, depending on the size of the tree and the location of the branches to be trimmed, pruning itself can also be very dangerous. To ensure your own personal safety, we recommend you let an expert do any trimming /pruning you’re not absolutely comfortable and confident in doing. See below why Trimming/Pruning is important.
Tree Growth and Structure
There are many benefits to trimming your trees. It helps the growth of the tree, helps with the tree configuration, and helps reduce the risk of hanging limbs that could cause damage to homes and power lines. Keeping your trees well maintained will also be more aesthetically pleasing for your yard and help you from having your house looking like the House On Hunted Hill. Planting a few trees in the yard could also provide a more inviting feel to the home. It is important to seek out professional service to ensure the proper safety of the tree, home & the surrounding areas.
When to Trim/Prune a Tree
Remember, it’s important that any trimming (other than emergency branch removal) be done in late fall or winter, during the dormant season. It’s during this time that the tree is least susceptible to harm that may result from pruning. Trees are susceptible to stress just like any other creature, and removing their branches does cause damage to the tree. When the tree is dormant, however, less sap is lost and, since they are dormant as well, insects and fungus are less likely to further damage the tree. Certain species of trees require more precise timing and different approaches for proper pruning. If you’re ever in doubt, contact a Tree specialist instead of risking both the tree’s safety and your own.
Don't over do it
Less is More when trimming/pruning. You generally want to trim/prune as less as possible to achieve the desired look. Never trim/prune more than ¼ of the crown of a tree, as this is where most of its leaves are located and consequently where it gets most of its energy. You risk damaging the tree if done too often and improperly. To avoid any issues it is safe to contact a professional to ensure the proper handling of any tree trimming/pruning.