Many of us incorrectly assume tree trimming is a simple process the average homeowner can handle, but this is not the case. Unlike other home or landscaping projects, only a professional should perform tree trimming. Although you may be tempted to try DIY tree trimming, you should hire experienced arborist services to keep yourself and your property safe.
Since the average homeowner isn't as knowledgeable about trees as an arborist, this article breaks down a few important things you should know about tree trimming.
Why Is Tree Trimming Important?
Regular trimming (sometimes called "pruning") every few years is essential to the health and livelihood of your trees, bushes, and shrubs. Not only does tree trimming remove obstructions and create a better view for you as a homeowner, but it also provides a number of health benefits for the tree itself. Proper trimming creates sturdier and more robust branches, which reduces the chances of branches breaking or falling and creating safety hazards on the property. Tree trimmers also reduce the risk of a tree prematurely dying and requiring removal. All of this upkeep will pay off and actually save you money in the long run!
According to News Advance, the average lifespan of an urban tree is only 10 to 25 years. However, you can elongate a tree's lifespan by taking proper care of it. By regularly hiring tree trimmers to perform maintenance work on your trees, you can increase a tree's chances of living a long and healthy life.
When Exactly Should Trees Be Trimmed?
As mentioned above, trees should be trimmed roughly every other year. However, the specific trees on your property may require more or less frequent pruning. Only a experienced arborist can make that call for you. Most arborists suggest pruning during the winter months because the tree is dormant during this colder season. By pruning in the winter, you prepare the tree for springtime growth. Our experienced tree trimmers are happy to provide more insight and information on this topic.
If you're ready to begin the tree trimming process, don't hesitate to call Central Tree Pros today. Our expert professionals are ready to help you keep your trees looking their best.