Tree Trimming and Tree Pruning

Keeping your trees healthy depends on properly caring for them. A big part of that care is regularly pruning and trimming. Pruning big trees can be dangerous, but even smaller trees can be confusing to know where to cut. Jefferson County Tree Service professionals will take the guesswork out of the equation.

One of our staff will assess your trees and determine the health of each tree. They will then look at the shape and growth of the branching pattern. In mature trees, dead and dying branches are a potential safety hazard and must be removed.

Occasionally, live branches must be removed as well. This is especially common if the crown of the tree has become too dense. Reducing the density can protect the tree against potential future wind and storm damage. Sometimes, the tree is not growing proportionally and its symmetry is off. In this case, only the branches that are out-of-balance will be shortened or removed.

In younger trees, removing and pruning tree limbs are critical for a strong framework. Seedlings and saplings that grow in a forest are surrounded by other trees and must compete for the sun. This results in the tree growing up tall and straight, with their lateral branches dropping off as they grow.

A tree growing in the open doesn’t have a canopy to break through; it’s not competing with dozens of other nearby trees. These lateral branches are then able to grow out to the sides as fast as the terminal leader grows up. This can make the entire tree and its branches weak. Tree limb removal is an important component of creating a healthy tree. By having your trees pruned as they grow, you will end up with stronger, more aesthetically pleasing mature trees in the future.

In addition to tree trimming, shearing and pruning your shrubs is also important if you want to keep them contained or in a specific shape. Your home can quickly lose its curb appeal if the landscaping becomes overgrown. Thick, dense shrubbery can also be a safety concern as it can provide hiding spots for animals and even would-be intruders.

Affordable tree trimming by a local tree trimming service is good for your entire property.

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