Tree Trimming: Learn How To Properly Care Your Trees

Here at George’s Tree Service, one of the top services that we provide is tree trimming. While large trees provide ample shade and can help make the exterior of your home more aesthetically appealing, branches have the propensity to break off and fall onto homes or damage properties. When a tree branch falls, your home could be damaged and your family put in danger. 

While it’s possible to remove the tree altogether, you can instead trim the tree to remove some of the more sizable branches. Our tree service team is commonly asked about when tree trimming is necessary and why this service is so important. If you’re considering requesting our tree trimming services, you should be aware of the importance of this service and the benefits that can be derived from it. 

What Tree Trimming Involves

Tree trimming is a process that involves clipping off certain branches from the tree, which can be done for safety purposes or aesthetic reasons. When performed properly, your tree will maintain its appearance and shape even after it’s been trimmed. This particular service can be as extensive as you desire. While many homeowners obtain tree trimming services to make sure that the tree doesn’t become unwieldy in appearance, it’s also possible to remove the majority of branches from the tree if necessary.

Why Tree Trimming Is Important

If you’re asking yourself why tree trimming is important, there are several notable reasons why homeowners typically request our tree trimming services. To make sure that your trees remain healthy, it’s important that you trim them on a regular basis. For branches that have become diseased or are dead, cutting these branches off can help to maintain the health of your tree. Trimming can also strengthen the core of the tree, which can protect the tree from the elements. Along with disease, tree branches can be damaged by storms, insect infestations, or animals.

Tree trimming can protect your home from damage while also keeping you and your family safe. If there are any large branches that overhang parking areas or your home, these branches should be removed to make sure that damage doesn’t occur when a severe storm or heavy winds come through the area. There are times when the entire tree could be at risk of falling, which means that the tree may need to be removed altogether.

Another reason to obtain tree trimming services is to improve the aesthetics of the tree as well as the exterior of your home. Tree trimming can get rid of unsightly branches and fruit structures that could cause the tree to be visually unappealing. If you’re getting ready to place your home on the market, tree trimming may enhance the curb appeal of your home. 

When Is Tree Trimming Season?

Our tree service team is regularly asked, “When is tree trimming season?”. The answer is that your tree may need to be trimmed at any time of the year. The ideal season for tree trimming also depends on the exact type of tree that’s in your yard. While oak trees and cedar trees should be trimmed in the late winter and early spring months, maple trees and birch trees should be trimmed in the late summer and fall months.

The majority of tree types are cut when the temperatures have become colder. If you have your tree trimmed in the late winter months, the wounds that are created from the trimming will only be exposed for a short period of time until they begin to grow once the spring season rolls around.

There are also certain situations that may call for immediate trimming. If a branch from your tree happens to obstruct visibility for vehicles or pedestrians that pass by your home, this branch should be removed. Some of the branches on your tree could also interfere with power lines. Make sure that you avoid cutting these branches yourself. Power lines can be particularly dangerous, which is why you should contact our professional tree trimming service to take care of these branches for you.

Immediate trimming might also be necessary when branches threaten your property or home. If you believe that the tree is susceptible to high winds or that a falling branch could damage your home, don’t hesitate to get the tree trimmed. You can’t predict when a branch is going to fall, which is why you should be proactive.

What Does Tree Trimming Cost?

If you’re considering obtaining tree trimming services, you’re likely wondering, “What does tree trimming cost?”. While it’s possible to remove smaller branches on your own, any branch that’s more than two inches in diameter should be removed by a professional. It’s also important to understand that tree trimming oftentimes requires a ladder, which heightens the risk of performing this work by yourself.

The costs associated with trimming a tree depend on the extent of the work as well as the current health of the tree. In the event that the tree is majorly damaged or is full of pests, the costs may be higher than normal. If the tree is relatively small in size, a trim could cost you anywhere from $100-$350. For larger trees, the costs could extend from $500-$1,000. These prices are typically reserved for trees that are taller than 25 feet.

The price of tree trimming is determined based on a variety of factors. These factors include the size of the tree, the location of the tree, the number of trees that need to be trimmed, the health of the tree, and how accessible the tree is. When you request our tree trimming services, we’ll provide you with a free estimate before getting started on the job.

Now that you better understand the importance of tree trimming and what these services typically cost, you should know when to request our tree trimming services. To find out more about the tree trimming services available at George’s Tree Services, call us today to schedule an estimate.

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