With the right knowledge and equipment, you can trim your trees as necessary to maintain their appearance and health and to eliminate potentially dangerous dead branches and other common issues. However, properly trim and maintain your trees is best done by the professionals at National City Tree Trimming and Stump Grinding Services. As taking on this task yourself could actually end up worsening the health of your trees.
Trees are generally trimmed for one of three purposes: aesthetics, safety or health:
Aesthetics – Pruning a tree effectively helps to maintain its shape and appearance. You shouldn’t try to impose an unnatural shape or size on a tree. The amount of trimming and pruning that will be needed could seriously damage its health. Our professionals are trained in the history and origin of tree species and know exactly what trimming processes will promote the health of your trees.
Safety – Dead or broken branches and limbs can fall off at any time, which is a serious safety hazard. If the branches of a tree obstruct your vision while driving, they should be trimmed away. Finally, tree limbs and branches occasionally grow too close to utility lines. Contact the utility company to handle such issues before attempting anything else! Prevent damage or superficial damage to automobiles by getting low hanging branches trimmed, as well as cause less upset on the overgrown walkways.
Health – It is sometimes possible to save a diseased tree by strategically pruning away affected branches and limbs. Thinning the crown of a tree improves airflow, which can be exponential to the growth and vigor of the tree. If branches are crossing or rubbing together, they should be trimmed or removed so that they don’t fall off unexpectedly, bringing danger to anyone in the area.
General Tree Trimming Process
It’s almost always best to trim a tree during its dormant season. Although you can technically prune a pine tree at any time, it is still better to do so when it is dormant. The only other time is when there is an obstruction or danger and it must be trimmed promptly.
Be careful about the size of the branch that you are going to remove. If it is less than five centimeters in diameter, removing it on your own is fine. If it is between five and 10 centimeters in diameter, you might not want to do it. If it is more than 10 centimeters in diameter, you should only do so if you have a really good reason.
Only trim branches that have weak, v-shaped, or narrow angles. You should keep all healthy branches that have strong, U-shaped angles. Try to have your trees trimmed while they are young. They are much easier to manage at that point, and the risk of leaving nasty scars is much lower. Don’t trim a branch too close or too long. You shouldn’t leave a large stub or remove the branch collar. It’s always best to contact a professional before taking this task into your own hands.
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