A Brief Guide To Tree Trimming For Your Trees

Posted on: 13 October 2020

Some yards are easier than others to maintain. A Southwestern landscape with gravel and cacti will be easier to maintain than a country cottage home with gardens, flower beds, and tree-lined paths. However, no matter what it takes to keep up with your home's landscaping, you want to stay on top of it. If you ignore your yard for a little too long, then it can get out of control before you know it. This can lead to many problems if you find yourself dealing with dead foliage, an abundance of weed growth, destructive pests, tree damage, and more. When it comes to your trees, proper tree trimming is something you need to have done regularly. Here are some things you want to know about tree trimming. 

Tree trimming can prevent problems

You can have your trees trimmed back so they maintain their natural shape but are prevented from growing out of control. If they are allowed to continue growing without being trimmed, they can end up getting into the powerlines, damaging your home's eaves and roof, and blocking walkways or driveways. They can also extend beyond your property line so they go into your neighbor's yard and make a mess with leaves that can make the neighbors mad. Regular trimming provides you with a way to continue enjoying them while still controlling them. 

Tree trimming can make your trees have a specific shape

Many types of trees can be trimmed so they have a shape you want them to have. For example, if you have a row of trees along a walkway in your yard, then you might want for each of the trees to be round. This is just a preference some people have that they feel gives their yard a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. If there are trees that you want to have straight lines because that would look nice in the yard, then you may be able to have them trimmed so they have a square shape to them. 

Tree pruning is important for the welfare of the trees

Trimming and pruning are often thought to mean the same thing, and they are very similar. However, when the tree trimmer prunes the trees they will be more focused on removing problematic branches. Pruning prevents branches from growing so they crisscross each other and prevents the trees from becoming so thick they don't allow the other foliage in their shadows to get the sunlight they need.


Keeping Your Trees Healthy

About a year ago, I realized that our front trees were starting to look a little funny. Some of the leaves were wilted, but we weren't anywhere near autumn. The bark on the trunk also seemed to be rotting away, which was frustrating and disappointing. Fortunately, a friend of mine told me to call a professional arborist for help. He came out, inspected the trees, and injected some special pesticides into the trunk. Within a few months, they started to look a lot better. Our arborist also trimmed our trees to reduce the weight load on the branches and to improve their shape. Check out this blog for information about tree trimming.