TREE TRIMMING AND MAINTENANCE
Are you wanting to trim a tree that’s hanging over your neighbor’s fence? Do you have branches scraping against the window, hanging over the roof, obstructing a nice view, or creating an unsafe situation? Have you tried to trim your trees by yourself but you don’t like how they’re growing back?
We can help with all of that and so much more! Tree trimming is an art that can be widely misunderstood and is difficult to do properly without some knowledge and experience. Our team knows what to look for and how to efficiently solve your tree problems.
The overall goal of trimming or pruning is to make the tree still appear very natural while removing the excess material you don’t want--increasing aesthetics, safety in the long-term, and overall tree health.
A lot of people might see their tree’s overgrowth and try to simply “hack” the branches back to the size they’d like, while not realizing this can promote growth of an abundance branches sticking straight up or going other places they don’t want. Where and how to cut branches back depends on what you want the branches to do in the future. There’s a specific way to cut the branches--not too close to the trunk (leaving what’s called the “branch collar”),not too far away, and at a specific angle so the area heals properly, other branches are encouraged to grow where you want them to, and helps the tree’s health.
During the actual process of pruning, there’s a technique to properly removing the branches. The idea is to make several cuts instead of just one, in order to make things go smoothly. You start with an undercut a ways out on the branch, move forward a bit and shear the branch off from that point, and then go back to the trunk and make that special angled cut mentioned earlier.
Other things to be looking for are deadwood and warning signs of future dangerous situations. For example, once up in the tree, we could spot a space between two forking branches (flat or wedge-shaped) that is decaying and is promoting the growth of plants--this decay can lead to entire large branches eventually weakening and falling where you don’t want them to. We can spot issues with the structural stability of some branches and either stabilize them with wires or via other means, or remove the branch. Deadwood is just that--a dead branch still hanging on, which can fall at any time and seriously injure someone or damage property. Knowing what this looks like can be somewhat tricky, and is something we can handle without a problem.
Help us help you make your trees safer, healthier and absolutely beautiful for years to come with our experts. Call us with any questions, and we’d be happy to answer them!
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