Why Trimming Trees Protects You (And Your Property!)

Kevin Smith October 5, 2016

Why Trimming Trees Protects You (And Your Property!)

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Owning a property that has trees means caring for them and being mindful of the problems they might bring. With winter fast approaching, now is the time to think about the safety and health of the trees in your yard. Trimming trees regularly is a vital part of yard maintenance, and one of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to have your property assessed by a certified arborist.

Research has shown that while trees enhance our property’s value as well as provide us with shade and beauty, maintaining them is an often overlooked step. Why is tree trimming and pruning so important?

Let’s take a look!

1. Safety

Here in Memphis, branches are a big problem. It’s not unusual for several thousand Memphians to lose power after what seems like a relatively small storm, due to falling branches wreaking havoc on power lines. Removing hazardous branches is by far the most imperative reason to hire someone to trim your trees. Dead branches fall very easily during high winds or a severe storm. They can actually fall even when weather conditions are ideal.

Other hazardous branches include those hanging over the roof of your home or growing into electric lines. Trees hanging over a house can create a number of problems. If branches block out too much sun, moss can grow on shingles, shortening the roof’s life. Overgrown trees whose limbs and branches touch the roof can also form a bridge for termites, carpenter ants and other pests.

Additionally, cracks in the tree, decay, cankers and poor root growth can all cause safety issues. Trimming trees on a regular basis can often stop potential problems in their tracks.

Our experienced team can assist in determining what type of pruning is necessary for the benefit of the tree and for you.

2. Tree Health

Cutting dead or diseased branches can often benefit the overall health of a tree by minimizing the spread of disease or pests. In addition, trimming trees may also encourage them to develop a stronger core structure to help withstand the elements. It will also keep branches from crossing and rubbing too much, preventing damage to the branches.

By removing dead matter, you are making room for trees to grow new, healthy branches and leaves. Instead of using its resources to combat disease and pests, it can then focus on developing a healthier root system. Having a certified arborist like Red’s Tree Service servicing your trees on a regular basis (at least once every year) can help keep them healthy and strong. Trimming trees won’t always be necessary, but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

3. Beautify your yard

Pruning affects the appearance of your trees. By cutting off dead limbs or removing sections of the tree that grow faster than others, you’re giving your tree a whole new look. It’s almost like a haircut for your trees!

Good grooming is beneficial to your trees, enhancing their shape and adding visual appeal. Keeping them somewhat uniform in size by trimming trees as needed is an easy way to develop a pleasing aesthetic. If you groom your lawn, plants, and trees well, no matter the size or species of the trees, your yard will be a place you can be proud of.

Red’s Tree Trimming and Selective Pruning Services

As certified arborists, Red’s will assist you in determining what type of pruning or trimming is necessary for your trees in order to keep them safe, healthy, and beautiful. We are professionals who are trained and certified to perform your tree care for you, so give us a call today before the winter rain and ice roll in!