Not only will it help aesthetics but proper trimming helps trees stay healthy and it can even prolong their life.
Did you know that If you’re trimming tree limbs, you have to be extra careful not to damage the bark or interfere with the tree’s natural healing response. Trees don’t actually heal like we do. When you cut off a tree branch, the tree forms a special callous tissue (like a scar) that covers over the wound to keep out disease and decay. That scarred part of the tree will be there forever, sealed off so that the rest of the tree can keep growing. It’s very important to prune trees correctly so that we don’t interfere with this process – incorrect pruning will leave the tree weak and vulnerable to disease. Diseased branches can sometimes be removed before they infect the rest of the tree. Dead or broken branches should be removed before insects burrow inside to make a home.
Pruning also alleviates potentially hazardous situations. Large dead or dangling branches should be removed, as well as branches that could interfere with vehicles or lawn mowers. Branches that contact the house on windy days should also be cut before they cause damage. Trimming branches that threaten power lines can help avoid serious problems and possibly keep you with power in inclement weather. However, this is not something you should attempt on your own without proper training. It’s much safer and efficient to hire a company that does this type of work every day. The staff at McAbee Tree Care is trained with the proper safety techniques and tree trimming knowledge to keep you safe and your trees healthy.
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