When the weather starts getting warmer and you start making your list of outdoor chores, don’t forget about your trees. Your trees are living, growing, pieces of your landscape, and they need proper care and maintenance to survive. If you haven’t had regular tree trimming, you will want to research the best approach to care for your trees.
- Young Trees- Pruning and trimming new and young trees can help with healthy development and proper form of the tree. The more a tree is cared for while it is young and developing, the less maintenance will be required as it matures.
- Branch Removal- Dead or dying branches should be removed in order to reduce any risk of property damage or personal injury. Branches that have become diseased can be removed to prevent the spread to the entire tree. Specific branches may also be removed to improve the growth of the tree or to increase light within the tree’s crown. Additionally, your sagging tree branches may be obstructing sidewalks, your driveway, or even the lovely view out your window. Removing the lower branches will help clear those areas.
- Size Reduction- Sometimes it is necessary to reduce the size of a tree for utility line clearance or to prevent overgrowth that may impede on the growth of surrounding trees. When you need to reduce the size of your tree, simply cutting off the top (or tree-topping) is not an accepted tree-trimming practice. The tree should be carefully pruned to protect its structural integrity.
Of course, you don’t want to just take out the hedge trimmers and chainsaws and start hacking away. Improper tree trimming can create unnecessary risks to you and your home. Excessive or indiscriminate tree trimming can be bad for the growth of a tree, so it is important to contact us at Doss Tree Service to help maintain a healthy tree.