3 Important Reasons For Regular Tree Trimming

Do you own a home with one or more trees on the property? How long has it been since the trees were pruned or trimmed back? If it's been several years or if you simply don't know how long it's been since the trees were trimmed, now is a good time to remedy that situation. There are a number of reasons why trimming and pruning are essential to maintaining your trees. Some of these reasons include: 

Healthier trees: Trees are not able to deal with damage and disease in the same way that animals can. Even if the tree is able to recover from the damage or disease, the tree's response may be to sacrifice the damaged or diseased area so that it doesn't cause harm to the rest of the tree. Without regular tree trimming, this can leave dead or dying tree limbs on your tree. Not only are these unsightly to look at, the dead wood of the tree can attract more pests that want to feed on your tree. Removing these dead or dying limbs will help to prevent future infections and insect pests from damaging your tree.

Prevent damage: Not only can dead or dying limbs be dangerous to the tree, they can also be dangerous to your family and to your property. An unpruned tree may shed limbs in a mild to moderate breeze, causing damage or injury to anyone or anything that happens to be below when the limb hits the ground. Tree trimming professionals can identify which limbs are going to be most likely to fall when it is windy. These limbs can then be removed as a preventative measure so that there is significantly less danger of damage or injury from that particular tree.

Better growth: It may seem strange to think that tree trimming is the best way to encourage your trees to grow larger, but this can definitely be the case. A tree that hasn't been properly pruned in a while will have limbs growing almost at random. Some branches may cross other limbs, with some sections blocking light and airflow for other sections. A professional tree trimmer will be able to identify these problem areas and will be able to remove them. The resources that the tree was using to grow these areas will instead be redirected to other areas of the tree. This is more likely to result in a tree that is fuller and healthier looking than it was before.

Contact a service, like General Tree Service, for more help.