Tree Trimming: The Trick to Healthy, Long-Lasting Trees
Pruning, or tree trimming, is one of the most important steps to ensure beautiful, long-lasting, and healthy trees. Removing dead branches and dense leaves can make a huge difference in the aesthetic appeal of your property, but the benefits of tree trimming don’t just lie in the beautiful difference a well-kept lawn can achieve. Pruning your trees at the right time of year and with the correct strategy can improve tree health, as well as provide a safer environment for all those who live near and pass by your lawn.
Why is tree trimming important?
It Prevents Safety Hazards
First and foremost, tree trimming is particularly important for safety. Proactively dealing with dead, damaged, or overgrown limbs is crucial to meeting safety standards. Overgrown tree branches can impede traffic visibility and grow over property and power lines, creating costly damage. Furthermore, dead and damaged trees can fall due to heavy ice or winds and land on power lines, structures, vehicles, and property. Trimming potentially hazardous limbs can prevent these accidents from occurring.
Vista Pruning Increases Property Value
Strategic pruning, called “vista pruning,” can increase property values by improving visual access to and from your property. Our tree trimmers can improve the view by removing branches that mask other beautiful aspects of your property.
Tree Pruning Prevents Disease and Pests
The main way tree pruning can improve the health of your tree is by preventing decay, disease, and pests. Rotting branches and overly dense canopies can attract insects that carry diseases and eat away at your trees.
Trimming Weak and Competing Branches Prevents Damage
There are several strategies for preventing a tree from damaging itself. Removing weak and competing branches can reduce the chance of dead or fallen limbs and allow the tree to conserve its resources.
What is the best time of year for tree trimming?
When and how trees are pruned changes depending on the goals you wish to achieve. Winter is considered the best time of year for routine maintenance. It encourages a burst of new growth in the spring, minimizes the risk of fungal infections, and minimizes sap loss. Summer pruning can be done strategically when the goal is to minimize long-term tree growth. Fall is considered the worst time because fungi are active and proliferating. A variety of different types and strategies for pruning are listed below. The Certified Arborists at ABS Tree Care have the training and experience to maximize these benefits for your property. They are also familiar with local ordinances dealing with trimming processes and the laws concerning trimming trees that cross property lines.
Bushes and shrubs should be trimmed regularly to encourage proper growth and development — especially in the fall. It’s also very important to trim your bushes back away from your house so they don’t hold in moisture and promote mold and mildew growth. ABS Tree Care provides professional, quick and affordable fall bush service and shrub trimming. Whether you need a small trim job, or your property is overwhelmed with growth, we have the equipment to turn your landscaping around.