What Kinds Of Trees Need Professional Care?

Posted on: 14 March 2023

Have you ever wondered why trees in the forest seem to thrive just fine without care, and yet the trees in people's yards require professional trimming and attention from a tree care service? As it turns out, the difference often comes down to the type of tree. Many of the trees in the forest are species that do thrive without care. Many of the trees used in yards and landscaping, on the other hand, are not as well adapted and require professional attention to be their best. Plus, not all trees in your yard necessarily require care. The following are the key types of trees that do benefit from regular trimming and other services.

Fruit Trees

If you have any fruit trees in your yard, then you should certainly have them trimmed and cared for. Fruit trees are quite prone to fungal infections, which wreak havoc on their fruit and leaves. If you do ever come across a fruit tree "in the wild," look closely at its leaves. Chances are, they are spotted with fungi. Having the tree trimmed regularly means any diseased branches will be trimmed away before the disease can spread. Trimming away any weak branches also leaves the tree with more resources to put into fruit growth.

Ornamental Trees

Ornamental trees are those that are planted for their flowers or fruit. These include crabapple, catalpa, and sweet gum trees. Many of these trees are not native to the areas in which they are planted, which means they do not necessarily experience optimal growth. Trimming them back ensures they don't develop more branches and leaves than their root system can support with the water and nutrients it's able to access. Regular trimming can also cause the branches that are left to flower more bountifully.

Shade Trees

Share trees are those with a broad, wide crown and elevated branches that you can fit underneath. The thing is, though, shade trees don't always maintain this shape without some help. They can grow lower branches that make it hard to fit under the tree, and their crown can become so wide that branches start breaking. Regular trimming helps maintain the functional shape of a shade tree.

If you have pine, oak, birch, or even maple trees in your yard, they probably don't need much care. But trees that fall into the categories above often do benefit from regular trimming and shaping. 

For more info, contact a local company like Snyder's Tree Service.


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.