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Tree Trimming: Things to Know About

Trees make your property or gardens look amazing. Plus, there are health benefits as well. They keep the atmosphere clean and allow you to enjoy fresh air. However, some tree care steps need to be taken in order to maintain the health and beauty of trees. Garden lovers often need to trim the trees to maintain the shape, health and beauty of trees as well as their garden.

What is Tree Trimming?

Trimming refers to cutting down branches of trees that are either damaged, too close to one another, tangled up with one another or simply rotten. Trimming such affected branches and shoots helps to keep the tree healthy and saves it from a number of diseases and from decaying.

How to Trim?

Be sure about the measure of the branch that you will cut off. If it is under five cm in width, then it is safe to cut. However, if it is bigger than 5 cm in width, then it is important that you hire professionals to do the job since it is a risky job. You will need the right tools and cut to make sure you do the job well. However, you may end up damaging yourself and the tree in the process, which is why professional help is suggested to trim thick branches.

Go for the branches that appear to be delicate, or are organized in a V-shape and have limited edges. Try not to have a go at branches with solid, U-formed edges since they will be difficult to cut.

It is recommended to trim a tree when it is young. This is because young trees have less branches, giving you more space to do the job.

When to Trim a Tree?

The best time to trim a tree is during its dormant state. The reason is simple, when a tree is experiencing dormancy, it heals faster. While trimming, there are chances that you might cut open a wound on the tree which may make the tree prone to damage. However, if the tree is dormant, i.e: not growing flowers or fruits, it can use all its energy to heal itself.

Infection containing pathogens are also inactive when a tree is in a dormant state. In any case, a crisp or twisted cut during the hotter months can cause immense damage to the tree by attracting pests.

Understand that there are a few trees that bleed a lot when cut. This is sap overflowing from the new fresh wound inflicted. In spite of the fact that it looks severe and unattractive, it causes no damage. A few trees that are particularly inclined to bleed are elm, maple, beech, birch, and yellowwood.


Why to Trim?

Trimming is important for your tree’s health. It has several benefits and has been proven to increase a tree’s life and also improve their beauty.
For more information on trimming or to hire tree care professionals to do the job, get in touch with us today.