Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.
Trimming your trees is important for a few reasons. Even though trees in the wild may seem fine when left to grow how they want, it's better to control the tree growth on your property so a tree doesn't become unstable or look shaggy. Trimming promotes good health too. Here's a closer look at why trimming your trees is a good practice to establish.
Removing Dead Branches Keeps The Tree Healthy
Branches die on trees for different reasons. It could be due to insect damage, disease, or injury from a storm. Dead branches look unsightly because they are brown and dry when the rest of the tree is green and lush. If the branches are dead because of disease or insects, the problem can spread to other parts of the tree if the branches aren't removed. If the branches are dead because of an injury, they become vulnerable to diseases and insects, and that puts the entire tree at risk.
Shaping The Tree Makes It More Attractive
A mature tree adds beauty to your property. You want to showcase the tree and show it in its best light. This is possible when you have unruly branches trimmed away so the tree has a pleasing shape. If you start trimming the tree when it's young, it will grow into a more attractive appearance than if the limbs and branches go the way they want. Even if your tree is already mature and wild, trimming some of the branches can make it prettier and enhance the curb appeal of your property.
Removing Limbs And Branches Makes The Tree Safer
Sometimes, it's important to trim a tree for safety reasons. The limbs may be growing toward power lines or straight for your house. Ideally, the tree is trimmed while it is still young and it's an easy job. Otherwise, you may have no choice but to have large limbs removed. Removing large limbs is something to consider when one hangs right over your roof. You'll certainly want to have branches removed that could brush against your roof in a storm. A tree expert has the knowledge and skill to trim a young tree so it will grow up and not give you problems. He or she can anticipate if the tree will be structurally sound or if limbs should be removed for safety reasons before the tree matures.
Trimming and pruning your trees the right way can even make them produce more flowers or fruit. Trimming is beneficial for your trees and doesn't hurt them. The sooner you start trimming when it's needed, the easier it will be and the better it will be for your tree.
To learn more, contact a tree trimming service like Schulhoff Tree & Lawn Care, Inc.