Why Have Your Trees Trimmed?
Tree trimming is a very important aspect of maintaining the health, beauty, safety, and function of your trees. Here are several benefits to a regular schedule of tree trimming:
- Maintaining the shape and beauty of your tree:
Different species of trees will have their own desired shape and characteristics. Sometimes, for many different reasons, a tree may start to vary from this desired shape. This could be from reasons within the tree, such as disease or pests, or could be from forces outside the tree, such as weather or physical pressures from another tree or structure.
Regular trimming can restore the natural shape of the tree and correct future growth as well. This maintains the beauty you have come to expect from that particular species.
- Improving overall tree health:
Tree trimming plays a vital role in the health and safety of your trees. Just hiring an ISA certified Arborist to come trim your trees is a great first step as this allows the experienced and qualified professional eye to perform a check-up on your tree health. With experience and training comes an ability to spot problems before they grow.
But tree trimming does have some very specific benefits beyond restoring beauty and allowing for an Arborist checkup.
Trees need to have good airflow and sunlight throughout their canopy. Some trees will tend to overgrow and have a canopy that is too thick and dense. This can cause health issues for the tree. Once some of this overgrowth is reduced, the rest of the tree’s branches will gain increased vitality with more resources available. As your tree is trimmed, care will be taken to eliminate the weakest branches and allow the strongest to grow to their full potential.
A healthy tree is also more resistant to pests.
- Improved yield.
A properly trimmed or pruned fruit tree will have improved fruit yield. Overgrowth and overcrowding of a tree’s branches will cause reduced fruit yield overall. The overgrowth will produce much fruit that is not usable. It’s a sad, but avoidable, result to anticipate a tree full of lush fruit only to have a crop that is nearly inedible.
The other area you will see improved yield is in the rest of your plantings, specifically your lawn. Allowing air and, more importantly, sunshine to penetrate the tree canopy will do wonders for your grass growth around the tree. Trees can certainly shade out many other plantings as well, but your lawn is most often affected.
Last but not least is safety. Tree trimming is vitally important to the safety of yourself and loved ones as well as your property. A large, falling tree limb can weigh hundreds of pounds and do great damage. Injuries, property damage, and even death could result. Trimming your trees can clean up these hazards and dramatically reduce the chances of tragedy. And remember, healthy trees are safe trees. The healthier you keep your trees, the less likely they are to become diseased and become a hazard.
Trimming by Tree Service of Charlottesville
As you can see, tree trimming is an important aspect of overall tree care. Let our experienced Arborists and tree crew come assess your trees and give you a free quote to get your trees in tip top shape. Call Tree Service of Charlottesville today.
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