The process of tree trimming can be a daunting task for some people. There are many things to consider before you start, including the height and type of your trees. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned pro, this blog post will guide you through the steps for tree trimming.
What is Tree Trimming?
The process of tree trimming helps with increasing the health and safety of trees by removing dead branches or diseased parts. This also keeps them in good shape so that they don’t drop large limbs on buildings or homes nearby. It also prevents other problems like roots from being damaged as well as preventing any issues with their crowns and roots spreading too far out into yards nearby houses causing damage to landscaping, leaky plumbing or any other issues that are caused by roots.
So When Should You Trim A Tree?
When it comes to tree trimming there is not just one time of the year where all trees must be trimmed but there are three times when it becomes necessary for most people. There is not just one specific time where they need to be trimmed instead this will vary from region and type of tree that you have in your yard.
It is recommended to look at your maple trees, elms and any other types of deciduous trees if you’re seeing too many leaves which can cause blockage in gutters especially during fall season. You’ll want to start checking out these areas around late August or early September until mid-spring.
For other types of trees, you can check them during fall as well although the time frame is much longer and you may have to start looking even before summer season has passed. You will want to look at conifers trees, junipers and pines to see if they need a trimming. For these trees it’s recommended that you check them above for dead needles beginning in spring season all the way through early fall into winter months depending on how warm it is where you live.
Always Trim Trees In The Winter Or Fall When They Are Dormant
You can’t just go out and start trimming a tree whenever you want to. Most trees need at least a few months of resting time in order for them to heal their wounds from the cuts made from tree trimming as well as getting prepared for the winter season. You may find that after summer season most trees are already starting to prepare themselves by shedding dead needles on their own but this doesn’t mean that they don’t need any sort of pruning or clipping.
Tree Trimming Vs Tree Removal
Before you even think about taking your chainsaw, brush cutter or whatever else you’ll be using for this task out to get started it’s important that you understand what is meant by these two terms first because many people mix up the meaning of these two terms. Tree trimming is only going to require you to remove limbs and branches but it will help keep trees looking nice and healthy which in turn can make a big difference on how much sunlight they receive as well.
Tree removal, however, is when you take down trees that have died or are too weak to be saved. These types of tree removals are best left for professionals with special equipment that can handle the weight of these kinds of tasks which in return cost more than regular trimming work would require. Some homeowners may not want to spend the extra money for this type of work so they turn their attention elsewhere by doing their own research on how it’s done then taking matters into their own hands. And if things go wrong and they get hurt, they have the right to hold whoever is at fault for not doing this work correctly or in a professional manner so it’s always best to hire them for this type of task.
For tree removal you’ll need to cut the limbs off and then chop the entire trunk off as well but more than likely will have to use large machinery with a bucket that can scoop up the branches so that you can lift them up high enough without damaging yourself. The main reason why most people hire professionals for these types of tasks are because there could be lots of hidden dangers beneath ground level such as unstable roots, sharp objects like thorns, poison oak or other plants that may cause irritation from contact with your skin. You shouldn’t try and take your chances with these because if you’re not being careful then you could end up injuring yourself or worse. It’s better to be safe than sorry so just hire a professional for this job and they’ll bring in the heavy-duty equipment that is needed for larger jobs like these.
Make sure you’re using the right type of trees for your yard: One of the most important things when dealing with any kind of cutting task is making sure that the tree species that you are trying to plant or keep needs to be able to withstand the weather conditions as well as soil types that you have in your area. You may think that all trees are great but there are some out there that will simply not do well in certain areas such as planted along waterfronts because these types of trees will grow roots that are submerged in water for long periods of time and they may end up dying from root rot.