If a tree or its branches are blocking your yard or the tree is dying, Cutting Edge Tree and Lawn offers complete online guides to tree trimming. Tree trimming is the act of removing problem branches that are overgrown on trees or causing harm to the trees. You should always call a tree service instead of trimming yourself if you are unsure because trimming incorrectly causes detrimental damage to your tree. We can help you find a company that has 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed. A professionally trained arborists, who passed a rigorous test on the biology and application of trees, is skilled in the understanding of tree biology and are able to recognize and eliminate the flaws of branches, while keeping the growth and health of your tree steady. A great tree service will come to inspect your property, come up with a plan of action to properly trim your tree, and then execute this plan in an organized and safe manner. Trimming or pruning a tree is an essential part of tree care that allows for the aesthetic, safety, and health of your trees and yard.
Pruning a tree allows the appearance and shape to remain aesthetically pleasing. The aesthetic of your yard will directly increase your property value. Shaping and thinning enhances the natural beauty and landscape of your yard. You should not try to force a non-natural size or shape on a tree because the amount of trimming and pruning required will seriously damage it.
Branches that are damaged or dead can and will fall off at any time, putting you or your family's safety at risk. Make sure to call Cutting Edge Tree and Lawn before these branches become a hazard. The costs of the damage of fallen branches is usually much more costly than seeking our professional help in tree trimming. Sometimes, branches grow extremely close to utility lines, and in this case contact a utility company to help with this issue.
Pruning is an important part of maintaining plant health by removing dead, diseased, and damaged branches. We remove branches as close to the base of a larger branch as possible to ensure a healthy cut. Renewal pruning is necessary for multi-stem species to remove old, declining branches.
Benefits of pruning
Pruning your baby tree helps it to grow to become a strong and mature tree. Also, the elimination of excess branches allows the other branches to have access to more food and water, which ultimately allows them to grow stronger and healthier. The tree will become stronger overall, which will allow the tree to withstand any harsh weather conditions, storms, or hurricanes. Fruit on fruit trees will be raised bigger and more plentiful because sunlight and air will be able to flow through the tree after dead tree branches are trimmed. A properly pruned tree will not have weakened branch structures or uneven weight distribution, which would lead to disaster later in the tree's life. Structural pruning can also significantly improve the overall appearance of the tree. If you value aesthetics, proper pruning can cause a tree to grow in the desired direction.
How often should I trim my trees?
Almost all mature and old trees should be trimmed every 3-5 years, while younger trees should be trimmed every 2-3 years. A fruit tree needs to be pruned annually, whereas some evergreens can go many years without being pruned. Our certified arborists will advise you on the best maintenance schedule for your trees.
When does a tree need to be trimmed?
There are many reasons to call Cutting Edge Tree and Lawn for tree trimming. If your tree branches cover parts of your shed, house, or neighbor's house, do not hesitate to call us to execute the trimming. Also, if the branches are too thick or ugly for your liking, we will be able to trim the tree up to fit your desires. If a tree has broken branches or branches that are cracking, you need to immediately call a tree service to remove the branches. These branches propose a threat to your house or people who walk under them because they could fall and cause damage.
During a storm, trees are likely to have splintered and cracked branches, so you should inspect your tree to see if you need the branches trimmed. If a tree is growing the wrong way, this is a sign that you need it to be trimmed or pruned. Misshapen trees cause damage from the uneven weight distribution throughout the tree, which will lead to broken branches. Crossing branches on a tree are a direct sign that it is time for a trimming. These branches will eventually decay and die, which can spread harmful effects to the other branches of the tree. If these problem branches are not trimmed, the whole tree will eventually need to be taken down. Trees with infestations often have weaker branches, so they might need to be trimmed before they fall and cause further damage. After removing weak branches, the inclination for strong branches to grow in automatically increases. Lastly, if the tree has dead or diseased branches, they should be cut off immediately before the disease spreads to the entire tree and kills it. If you do not have the tree pruned when it has diseased branches, you will need to eventually remove the entire, dead tree.
What time of year should I prune my tree?
The time between late fall and early spring is the best and most effective time to trim and prune trees. This is because most trees are dormant in the winter, and the pruning promotes good growth for the spring. Also, trees are less capable of catching diseases or being infected with bugs during the winter.
How much does it cost?
Tree trimming costs depend on many factors, some of which are your landscape and the size and type of tree. The main factors of the price include the type of tree, the safety concerns, the time requirement, and the location of the tree.