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Green Touch provides professional tree trimming services, paying special attention to the health of the tree as well as the safety of its team members.
Trees are usually trimmed for aesthetic, safety or health reasons:
Tree trimming helps to maintain the tree’s appearance and shape, but should not be done excessively, otherwise it may be weakened structurally or unable to sustain itself and become subject to damage and disease.
It is almost always best to trim trees while they are dormant so that they are not shocked, but if safety is a concern, then trimming should be performed.
Trim branches that have weak, v-shaped, narrow angles at their stem point of attachment. Keep those branches that have strong, u-shaped angles at their stem point of attachment. Lateral branches should be between one-half and three-quarters the diameter of the stem at the point of attachment; if they do not, they should be trimmed off.
Refrain from trimming a branch too close or too long, and never leave a large stub or remove the branch collar. The branch collar is the attachment structure in trees that connects a branch to its parent branch or to the trunk. It is the naturally occurring defense of the branch core protects the tree from decay at that point.