Tree Trimming and Pruning
The single best thing you can do for your trees that will help ensure their health and longevity is to keep them pruned and trimmed. A healthy tree to start with is your best defense against invasions from tree-killing insects and diseases caused by fungus and bacteria. Knowledge of tree trimming and pruning is comprehensive and best left to a professional.
At Westminster Tree Care we have an ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) certified arborist on the team. They have the education and experience required to do the job properly and safely. Incorrect or too much pruning can damage your trees. Removing the wrong branches at the wrong time of year is also a detriment. It’s best to trim and prune trees when they are dormant, however, in the case of a hazardous condition such as limbs too close to a power line, any time is fine.
Catch Tree Problems Early
A tree’s shape, appearance and manageability can only be maintained by trimming and pruning on a regular basis. Your trees are also inspected for any problems. Catching problems with pest infestations, fungal diseases or decay, is one way in which you have a better chance of saving it. For your safety, dead and dying branches are removed before they end up on your home. Vision obstructions can also be dealt with. Any limb that restricts your view out a favorite window or interferes with your ability to drive safely is removed.
Clearance underneath for pedestrians can also be accomplished as long as no more than one-quarter of the tree is taken at one time. Great care is taken to not remove too many branches from the underside as the tree would then be unable to grow a strong stem. There are many solutions and none of them will require the removal of the tree.
The process of pruning your tree means branches with weak v-shaped angles are removed to make more growing room for branches with the stronger u-shaped angles. Only branches less than five centimeters in diameter are removed. Branches on at least two-thirds of the tree’s height are maintained.
Trees Increase Property Values
These are just a few of the techniques that are used in properly trimming and pruning your trees. Your trees are an investment in your home. Current research states that your property values are elevated from 10-25% as a result of large and healthy trees on your property. They are more than just aesthetically pleasing. They provide shade, sound-proofing, privacy and help clean the air.
Tree Care Experts
At Westminster Tree Care, we are experts at trimming and pruning. Our arborist will inspect your grounds, consult with you on any concerns you may have and then provide you with a free and affordable written tree pruning estimate. Properly caring for your trees is an investment in your home, your family’s safety and the world around you. Call us today because we care about your trees.