Deciding to get rid of a tree from your property is difficult for homeowners. Trees can make a front yard look complete. They can increase your home’s curb appeal, and positively affect the value of your home.
But the risks that come with diseased, leaning, or otherwise unsafe trees isn’t something that any homeowner should be willing to take.
Pruning is the best way to ensure that your tree is in peak condition all year round. An unpruned tree can become a severe health hazard for nearby trees and safety risk for the people living or existing in the area.
Remove dead, diseased, or damaged branches to help restore health to the main body of the tree. Insects and organisms can infiltrate your tree through these weak limbs and send the rest of the tree on a short path to death.
Throughout the New England area, there’s a particular aspect of tree health that requires special consideration, and that’ the thinning of the crown. A dense crown can cause any tree to rip out of the ground during a storm.
Thinning a dense canopy is essential to help younger trees have a chance to solidify their root systems. Older trees can benefit from annual canopy thinning as well. A professionally thinned canopy can increase airflow, increase the amount of sun exposure to lower leaves and result in fewer chances of disease.
It may seem unlikely, but trees pose serious safety risks. Weak wood can snap and fall on someone, and low hanging branches can entice children to climb on trees that aren’t structurally safe.
You can correct many structural issues, and disease with trimming, eliminating crossed branches, and removing water sprouts or suckers can help eliminate the weak wood. Stronger wood is more structurally sound.
The ideal tree structure is upright, without any leaning, and with branches that match the species of a tree while also being out of children’s reach.
To trim trees, you need a professional arborist to examine the tree and develop a pruning plan. Ideally, a pruning plan will anticipate the tree’s growth patterns, and the homeowner will agree to prune the tree regularly to promote upward growth with a full crown.
A significant safety issue that many homeowners overlook is co-dominant leaders. Co-dominant leaders results from the three have two primary branches at the top of the three that are fighting for dominance. Eventually, the tree may split or tear from the lack of unity.
For tree pruning, it’s always best to call a professional arborist that can ensure safety around the trees on your property and optimal growth patterns. A professional can identify the dominant leaders in your trees and prepare your trees for upcoming storms.
Pruning can become dangerous, and it’s not something that most homeowners can handle on their own. Call our offices for a free quote now or complete the free quote form online!