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Why Should My Trees Have Regular Trimming and Pruning?

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Although we generally may view trees as part of nature and in need of less maintenance, the truth of the matter is if you have trees on your property, you should take care of them and have someone trim and prune them on a regular basis.

Many benefits result from a regular tree maintenance plan being followed, and your trees may even avoid some of the major problems our arborists regularly see when tree care is not a priority.

Benefits of Tree Trimming

Fewer emergency situations

There is nothing worse than experiencing a storm and finding tree limbs on your yard or, worse, having your entire tree fall over during the chaos of the wind and rain. If your trees are taken care of on a regular basis, there is less of a likelihood of an emergency tree situation happening.

To be sure, emergencies can happen even if a tree is healthy, but if you have regular tree trimming and care, many of the problems you might experience in a storm are less likely to happen.

For instance, hazardous limbs are often removed from the tops of crowns as part of ongoing tree trimming, so if you do experience a storm, you can worry less about stray branches causing harm to you or others around you.

Protect property and home

Even if a storm is not on the horizon, tree care on a consistent basis generally keeps others in the vicinity safe. The last thing you want to see happen is for dead tree limbs or a rotted tree trunk from falling on you, your loved ones, your pets, or your neighbors.

Plus, it’s just common sense to make sure your trees aren’t a nuisance—otherwise, why have them?

Improve or sustain tree health

There is a good chance that even if you have trees, you yourself are not a tree expert. That’s where a certified arborist can help! If you suspect your tree has some kind of problem or want to find a way to make it more vibrant—such as improve leaf growth—we can provide solutions.

Believe it or not, regular pruning is a part of tree health and can improve outcomes. A trim may be all your tree needs to get back into good condition!

More likely to catch problems sooner

A certified arborist partners with their clients on a singular goal: keeping trees healthy for the long term. If your tree appears to be in poor health, he or she may recommend treatment plans, such as tree injections, to help it thrive.

Improves fruit production

For some people, a tree’s fruit production is an inconvenience. However, if you are someone who wants your tree to bear fruits and have noticed it is not, tree trimming may be useful.

A skilled arborist will come up with a strategy that helps fruit production, focusing efforts on intentional pruning rather than lopping off limbs with no clear plan of action. Before you know it, your tree will be thriving!

Why Hire a Certified Arborist?

An arborist does more than simply trim trees; an arborist can make sure your trees stay healthy, and trimming is just one piece of that plan! Certified arborists have studied tree health and know the signs of tree problems, plus can recommend a treatment plan if something goes wrong.

Additionally, they follow specific guidelines relating to tree health that makes tree trimming not just a way to keep the tree’s limbs and branches from causing harm, but keep the tree looking great and growing for years to come.

Contact Capital City Tree Service to schedule tree trimming today!

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