Five Times Tree Trimming Will Avoid a Tree Emergency
As homeowners, we become attached to our trees. They beautify our yards, add shade, and provide homes for birds and other wildlife. For all these reasons, it is important to invest in preventive maintenance to keep your trees healthy—and for avoiding tree-mergencies.
Waiting too long to schedule tree trimming and other preventive care for your trees can cost you the tree. It can also prove costly to your property—and dangerous for your family as well as passersby if large limbs or the whole tree come down.
What are some common scenarios where regular tree trimming can help head off a more serious problem?
#1: Weak limbs
As trees mature and grow, their branches sometimes form narrow, v-shaped crotches that can be structurally insecure. These are the places most likely to sustain damage in high winds or storms, summer or winter. Regular tree trimming will help identify and address these areas.
#2: Overgrowth or overcrowding
Like humans, trees need space to thrive. Sometimes trees begin to encroach on other trees space as they grow. When this happens, tree trimming to shape the trees and prune particular branches can help control growth. In other scenarios, one or more trees may need to be removed for the greater good.
Trees are susceptible to illness, just like people. Sometimes a particular disease is confined to a particular area on a tree, and tree trimming can remove the damaged portion while ultimately saving the tree. Only a certified arborist will be able to tell you definitively what is affecting your tree and how the situation should be addressed.
#4: Falling branches threatening property
Tree limbs can damage your home, car, garage, patio, and other parts of your property. Regular tree trimming, though, gives us a chance to inspect branches for weakness.
#5: Danger to your family
We can’t control the weather, which can be severe any time of year—and can damage trees. High winds, summer storms, and winter snows regularly bring down branches or entire trees. Regular tree trimming, however, can identify potential weak branches before the next storm, reducing the risk of a tree being downed and injuring you, a family member, or pet. Occasionally we’ll even recommend cabling or bracing branches that overhang sidewalks, driveways, walkways, or other areas where people and pets regularly walk.
Once you’re ready to hire a service for regular tree trimming, what should you look for in a company? We like to keep things simple for you with a brief but important checklist. You’ll want to hire a service:
- With a certified arborist and a professional staff
- That is licensed, bonded, and insured to perform the work safely
- That serves your area
- With a quick response time
- That has earned positive reviews
- That demonstrates excellent customer service and responsiveness
Advanced Tree Care combines top-notch equipment, cutting-edge technology, and well-trained staff to provide emergency tree removal and tree maintenance services. With a presence in nine counties and two states, we work daily to provide unparalleled customer service, safety, and efficiency—as well as the expertise to beautify your landscaping and community. Advanced Tree Care isn’t just our name—it’s also our purpose!