A tree can add a lot to the look of a yard, but it can also cause a few minor headaches if not properly tended to. One of the best ways to care for your tree is to trim and prune it, though depending on its size, this can be easier said than done. A lot of tree owners simply decide to save themselves the hassle and never touch their trees. This can lead to frustrating, expensive, and even dangerous problems in the future.
Here are some of the biggest benefits to trimming and pruning your trees.
Trimming Actually Promotes Growth
It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to say that trimming a tree’s branches actually helps said tree grow bigger and healthier over time, but there’s science to back this up. By trimming smaller branches from your tree and making its limbs less crowded, you’re actually making room for more sun exposure and air circulation throughout the tree’s entire structure. This allows the tree to absorb more nutrients and absorb more energy, making it an overall healthier plant.
Trimming Improves Shape
A lot of trees grow their branches out in random directions, lengths, and thicknesses. This can make for some beautiful imagery in the wild, but it can cause a lot of damage in your backyard. You don’t want a tree sprouting branches that could hit your power lines or smack your roof. Trimming the branches off your tree helps guide and shape its branches, preventing problems in the future.
Trimming Can Prevent Accidental Damage
We hear about it all the time, especially after violent winds or harsh storms: tree branches get knocked down onto power lines, cars, garages, streets, or even houses. Obviously, these incidents are the result of horrible accidents and are nobody’s fault, but it’s never too early to prevent them. Trimming off protruding or dying branches helps keep your tree more sturdy.
Trimming Simply Improves Appearance
You want to take pride in your yard. You keep your grass healthy, remove clutter, rake leaves, pull weeds. If you have a tree in your yard, trimming the access branches can be the difference between a gorgeous addition to your yard and an eyesore.
For a lot of people, their tree is a tall, proud centerpiece for their yard. That being said, they’re not always easy to keep up with. The experts at Appalachian Tree Services want to bring out the absolute best in your tree, and have the tools and know-how to get the job done right. Call us today to set up an appointment!
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