Too often, regular tree and plant maintenance is overlooked even though there are several benefits, most importantly safety, to keeping up on this task. Trimming and pruning your trees and plants can make your landscape look inviting, healthy and aesthetically pleasing.
Different methods of tree trimming
Our arborists can help you review the types of pruning and trimming best suited for your property. For instance, structural pruning can properly train trees less than 25 years old to develop into structurally strong trees well suited for their environment as they grow.
The main types of pruning and trimming are:
- Cleaning - the removal of dead, diseased and broken branches
- Thinning – selective pruning to reduce the density of the tree’s canopy
- Raising - often used to raise the tree’s canopy for vertical clearance
- Reduction – Selective pruning to decrease height and spread
The best timing to trim your trees
The last thing you want to deal with is an issue that could have been prevented. When trees are not pruned or properly looked after, problems can be overlooked. These problems can occur from things as simple as a dead branch or as big as storm damage. It’s best to consult with certified arborists who can help you assess the entire tree and come up with the best solution to meet your landscape’s needs.
Usually, a tree trimming service is performed every three years, depending on the size and age of the tree. Also, the time of the year will factor into this because some tree species should be pruned during the dormant season. An arborist can help you decide on the frequency. By scheduling maintenance with our team, your landscape will reap the benefits. All trees require specific maintenance and our team is here to help.