Signs your tree needs a trim
While trees do grow in the forest without the help of trimming, trees that form the beauty of your property’s landscape do not. Having your tree trimmed is essential for the health of the tree as well as maintaining its beauty. It is easy to grow accustomed to what may always appear to be a beautiful tree, but there may be issues that are not always obvious. These problems can result in an oddly shaped tree and one that is susceptible to damage from wind. also, the disease can become an issue if it is allowed to spread to other limbs. If you are looking to clean up your trees, here are some signs which show that they need to be trimmed.
Weak or diseased branches will affect the integrity of the branches. These branches can fall down without a warning. This is a more common problem with maple and elm trees, but any tree can have this problem.
Dead branches are very brittle and unstable. These branches can fall and may damage your home if they fall on it. Smaller limbs can break off and become trapped in the tree which can cause damage to the tree over time. Just a strong wind can blow these branches out of the tree, causing further danger.
If the tree is poorly formed or has an odd shape, then a tree trim can sometimes make it beautiful again. If you have diseased branches, they need to be removed quickly to prevent the spread of the disease, which could result in the removal of the tree. The disease can spread to other surrounding trees if the diseased branches are not trimmed soon. If you are seeing what appears to be tree illness, the tree may be in need to contact your local tree cutting service.
If the tree is too big for your yard, or if it is touching the power lines, then it should be trimmed up. Tree branched that cross and rub can result in damage to the bark. This will cause decay in the affected branches, and the decay can spread to the rest of the tree. This condition will also mess with the shape of the tree.
Is your tree to shady? This may seem like a stage question but, heavy growth on the branches can prevent the sunlight from reaching the inner branches. This condition can also cause the tree to resist wind rather than allowing wind to pass through the tree. The crown may need to be lifted.
Crown maintenance may require removing diseased or dead branches at the top of the tree. You may be able to spot these problems, but it may also be a good idea to have a professional tree surgeon to take a look. Their skillset will help identify any issues and recommend the appropriate work needed.
Preserving trees is important not only because of their contribution to the environment but also because of their beauty. Trees add so much to the enjoyment of the property and also to its value. Don’t risk possible damage by ignoring tree maintenance. If you have any questions, you call a tree arborist to help you out.