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Everything You Need to Know About Tree Trimming

Eastern Shore Tree Services by Sussex Tree

When should I trim my trees?

Trees make your property beautiful and appealing. One or more trees in close proximity to your home create ambiance. But, trimming your trees is an important step to protecting your home, as well as keeping the tree healthy. Neglected trees can pose a threat to the safety of your home and your family.

What needs to be done when trimming a tree?

Trees need to be trimmed or pruned regularly; certain branches must be cut off to ensure the health of the tree and your family’s safety.

Why should I trim my trees?

There are many reasons tree trimming is an important part of yard maintenance. Trees need to be pruned for health, safety, and aesthetics. Let’s look at each of these benefits:

  • Safety: Removing branches that may cause damage to property or people if they fall is a primary reason for tree trimming. The average consumer cannot tell if a branch on a tree could potentially be hazardous. Oftentimes, it is only apparent to a professionally trained eye that a tree could pose a threat.
  • Tree Health: Removing dead or diseased branches will benefit the overall health of the tree. In addition, trimming can encourage trees to develop a stronger core structure to withstand the elements. Dead or diseased branches can suck resources away from other limbs, causing their health to suffer, or cause the disease to spread compromising the health of the whole tree.
  • Aesthetics: Trimming a tree can accentuate its physical appearance; as well improve flower/fruit production. A tree that is well-manicured and symmetrical is more physically appealing.

How often should I trim my trees?

Sussex Tree suggests pruning or trimming trees once per year. But, unforeseen events can prompt an immediate response such as:

  • The tree’s growth obstructs visibility for pedestrians or vehicles.
  • A storm causes limbs to fall on power lines.
  • The tree’s growth threatens your home, vehicles, or property.
  • A recent infestation is discovered that could compromise the tree’s health.

If you feel a tree needs to be pruned because it poses a threat, it’s important to contact a Professional Arborist for an evaluation as soon as possible. Contact Sussex Tree today to talk to Sussex Tree’s team of ISA Certified Arborists.