Tree trimming is more than just cutting branches and limbs. Certified arborists had to train for many years to learn the proper way to do it. For this reason, we understand why a lot of homeowners don't know how to trim their trees correctly. If you want to make sure your tree is properly cared for, consider the following tips that can help you have a better understanding of tree trimming so that you can do the job well.
Prune with Intentionality
Before trimming your tree, you first need to know specific things about it. Trees are much more challenging to trim than shrubs; that is why proper knowledge is a prerequisite. The first thing you have to identify is where the dead wood is and cut it. The rule of thumb is, cut a branch that is less than two inches in diameters. Be careful not to trim bigger branches because you may cause damage to the health of the tree, without knowing it. You have to know all the crucial information about the tree for you to trim it properly. Don't trim your tree haphazardly.
Know the Dangers
Many homeowners trim their trees without understanding what the process can do to their trees. Mindless cutting of your tree can lead to its eventual death. That is why we always stress the importance of proper knowledge and awareness. If you cut the tree incorrectly, the nutrients that should be transported to other parts of it will not be appropriately received this will cause a decline in its health. In trimming, every cut matters so make sure that you know where and what to cut, to ensure you don't affect the tree negatively.
Call the Professional
Tree care is hard work. You need the help of a professional to ensure the job is done efficiently and correctly. It is hard to risk the health of your tree only to save money on professional tree care. Certified arborists studied the craft of tree care for many years, and they continue to update their knowledge so they can perform the right tree care and maintain the health and appearance of your tree. There are just simply too many facets to proper trimming, and it is hard to get the job done if you don't know where to begin, in the first place. With the help of a tree professional, you can make sure your tree gets the best treatment possible.
Over Prune, Higher Cost
Pruning promotes new growth. When there is new growth, the higher the need for tree maintenance, which means higher cost. With professional tree service, you can be assured that you don't have to spend a lot on maintenance because they know how not to over prune your tree. They don't have to keep coming back to your property to trim your tree over and again. You can ensure the health of your tree while making sure you don't spend too much on maintenance cost.