Tree trimming seems like a very simple thing, but there is a methodology and an artistry to properly cutting and caring for a tree. It is vital to the appearance, wellness, and growth of your trees. Clipping a tree wrong can cause it serious injury.
Our expert tree trimmers have a deep knowledge of the science of trees and have the skill to do a professional tree cutting that will benefit your trees in many ways.
Benefits of tree cutting maintenance:
- Removing dead branches makes the tree healthier and more beautiful
- Allows more sunlight to reach the branches for thick robust growth
- Protects against infection, pests, and disease
- Makes the tree stronger
- Allows other plants around a tree to grow
When you should think about trimming:
- You would like tree shaping to make your landscape more attractive
- There are dead, unattractive, or drooping branches
- It’s been more than 3 years since your last tree thinning
- Your tree is beginning to make contact with your house or other structures
- Trees are encroaching on your neighbor’s property
- Uneven growth- this can be remedied with crown thinning
- Trees are blocking the view from your home
When is the best time of year for tree trimming?
The best time of year for trimming really depends on the type of tree and the region you live in. In general, it’s best to have a tree trimmer cut your trees while they are dormant.
Winter tree maintenance is convenient because the rest of your yard and landscape need minimal care at this time. Cutting back trees before fresh spring growth emerges puts lower stress on trees, and can help with hearty growth through the spring and summer months.
It’s still perfectly fine to cut back, thin and shape trees in the spring and summer months as well, particularly if there is any dead wood, disease, or overgrowth.
Palm Tree Trimming
One needs to be careful when maintaining palm trees. Cutting them incorrectly or when the fronds are green can leave them vulnerable to diseases and insects. Palm trees should be trimmed when the oldest fronds on the tree have died and turned dry. This is usually once or twice per year.
Annual maintenance will help keep trees healthy, and prevent accidents and injuries from falling fronds.
Pine Tree Trimming
The best time for pine tree cutting is in the early spring, though if you spot dead or diseased branches, it’s best to have those cut back to prevent issues from spreading.
It’s important to use correct trimming techniques. Cutting back branches to shorten them, is not a good idea. It can stop the growth of the branch completely and cause it to look stunted.
Pinching back new growth tips in the spring can help give pine trees an attractive dense and compact growth pattern.
Knowing Your Trees
As you can see, each type of tree is unique and requires different methods of crown thinning, tree shaping and maintenance. Hiring a tree care service professional is the best way to ensure your trees remain healthy and beautiful for many years.
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