3 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Tree Service Professional

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3 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Tree Service Professional

12 May 2017
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Do you have one or more trees on your property? When is the last time that these trees were pruned or trimmed? If you don't know the answer to the second question, it's probably time that they were trimmed back a little. Trimming trees can be essential to making sure that they are healthy and strong by removing crowded or diseased branches. Although this might seem like a simple process at first, there are a number of reasons why you should leave this to a professional. Some of these reasons include:

Knowing what to trim: It's not always obvious to the average person exactly what should be removed and what should not. If two branches are crossing, one of them should be removed so that damage can be prevented. When the branches are two totally different sizes, you obviously remove the newer growth. But it can take a tree service professional, like those at Arbor Barber Inc., to be able to tell which branch should be removed when the two branches are essentially the same size. Signs of minor damage that may spread further are also easy to overlook, but a professional has been trained to be able to spot and remove these areas.

Knowing when to trim: Some types of trees can be trimmed for most of the year without causing any issues at all. Other types of trees should only be trimmed during a few short months, while others can be pruned for most of the year except for specific months. While you may not necessarily kill a tree by pruning it at the wrong time of year, you could potentially stunt its growth or weaken it significantly. You could also have a sticky, gooey, mess of sap on your hands if you do something like trim the wrong tree in the spring. An experienced tree service professional will be able to tell you whether your trees can be trimmed now or whether it would be better to wait and prune the tree in a little while.

Knowing how to trim: If a tree isn't trimmed correctly, the areas where branches have been removed can start to rot. This rot can then spread, slowly at first, throughout the entire tree. Tree service professionals have been trained in how to handle tree trimming so as to prevent future damage and disease to the tree. While some trees are hardier and can easily heal on their own, other trees may need to have at least some of the trimmed areas sealed to keep out rot and insects until the tree can take care of itself. A professional will know which is which and won't have to waste time protecting and sealing trimmed areas that don't actually need it.