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.
Aesthetic Reasons: Trimming a tree helps it to maintain its appearance and shape, but should not be done excessively, otherwise the tree may be weakened structurally or unable to sustain itself and become subject to damage and disease.
Safety Reasons: If branches of a tree obstruct drivers’ vision while navigating a road, they should be trimmed to provide a clear view from a safe distance of oncoming traffic or pedestrians. Also, unattended tree limbs may grow too closely to utility lines and rub up against them, causing unnecessary fraying or even breakage. Further, dead or broken branches and limbs could fall off unexpectedly and thus become a serious safety risk to passersby or underlying structures.
Health Reasons: By selectively trimming away diseased branches and limbs, healthy branches and limbs may be prevented from contracting the damaging disease. Also, trimming the crown of a tree improves airflow and sunlight to promote photosynthesis which generates energy for the tree. Further, if branches cross or rub one another, they inhibit each other’s movement and may eventually cause breakage.
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.
Green Touch is a professional tree trimming company that you can trust to trim your trees the right way.