Tree trimming becomes easier the more you do it. There are different types of trimming to keep in mind when deciding on how to care for a tree that you want to keep:
- One type of trimming slightly alters the canopy structure by removing specific branches. Branches may be removed for many reasons, such as growing too close to the roof, hanging over the deck, or obstructing a view.
- Another type of trimming consists of pruning unnecessary or diseased growth and deadwood. Unnecessary growth includes what are called "suckers" or small branches forming from the bark or a trim site. This unwanted growth also includes branches which are near the center of the tree or are incongruous to the desired direction of canopy growth. Deadwood may become hazardous when it falls, and it can also affect the health of the tree adversely, as it harbors unhealthy bacteria or fungi.
- The last type of trimming carefully reduces the size of the canopy by systematically removing parts of the outer-most branches. This procedure is a rare method to deal with a tree that has become undesirably large and should be considered carefully for healthy trees. Topping a tree should never be considered an option, with the exception of a few species of smaller trees. Topping a tree by cutting off the ends of all its branches makes it become less likely to survive and less structurally safe if it does survive.
Best of all, properly maintained trees are less likely to die and pose a hazard to your property. Call today for more information.