Trees provide many benefits and great value to property owners in functional, environmental and even economic ways. Aside from that, trees are the ornaments of our yards, and homes for a variety of birds, and other critters. When we take care of trees seriously, we are preserving their beauty and even promoting longer lifespan. Trimming may seem like a minor detail in tree care work, but it is more essential than you think.
Why Should I Trim My Trees?
It is easy to be reluctant about trimming your trees, especially if you have several in your property. What you may not realize is that trimming has several benefits to your tree. Here are some of the benefits of trimming trees:
- Proper trimming improves the health of a tree by eliminating dead or dying branches. Aside from preventing further decay, dying branches are often a safety risk due to sudden breakage and may harm not only you, but for your family and property as well.
- Trimming greatly improves the overall appearance and structure of the tree, which prevents the development of broad or weak branches. It also keeps weak crotches growing in the limb, and prevents crossing from each other and competes for space in the crown.
- Tree trimming increases sun exposure and air circulation throughout the tree and the underlying landscape, which improves the tree’s overall health.
- Newly planted trees should be pruned to compensate for root loss and begin training the tree for shape.
- Pruning of fruit trees improves the size and quantity of the crop. Fruit trees should be pruned in later winter for shape and to expose the center of the tree to sunlight.
- Tree trimming and pruning improve your view which gives good vibes to your property.
- Trimming helps detect any diseases before they advance. Early detection will enable you to prevent the disease from spreading and also report the problem to a specialist.
You need to take the benefits of tree trimming very seriously. It is recommended to seek professionals to assist you in trimming your trees and help in the overall appearance of your trees and landscape in general.