When it comes to making your lawn look nice, there are a lot of things you can do, and only a little time to do it. Trees tend to be forgotten about because the leafy giants are pretty self-sufficient, but a little trimming is one of the most important things you can do as far as maintenance goes. You never know when the branch closest to your home is going to snap, so by giving your trees a trim you will not only make everything look nice and tidy, but safer too.
Trim Up the Trees
When it comes to removing tree branches, the first thing you need to do is a little research into why you’re doing it in the first place. You can’t just start hacking away – that will lead to patchy areas and could possibly cause irreparable damage to the tree’s long term health. Unlike most plants, where if you remove a stalk or engage in some pruning it will grow back, trees do not regrow lost limbs. Instead, the giants of the plant world close off the wound by forming a callus, sealing it off. Cut the branch off at the wrong angle or go to deep, however, and the wound will not properly heal, leaving it open to rot and develop other diseases that could kill the tree from the inside. Additionally, younger trees will develop two main trunks, which, if left untreated, can lead to a split down the tree’s core. We at the Parke company are skilled at doing these kinds of delicate operations, so unless you’re sure you know what you’re doing, it is probably a good idea to let us handle any branches you might need removed.
Removing branches because of their effect on the tree’s health is not the only reason people trim trees. We at the Parke Company offer several other services that focus on sprucing up the visual aesthetic. By removing some of the lower, heavier branches from the tree, it alleviates the weight of the tree, meaning you do not have to worry about it swaying or cracking under its own weight later in life. Additionally, having less branches lower in the tree will allow more sunlight to penetrate the canopy, improving the life of any plants beneath, which opens up a lot of landscaping options. Trimming some of the lower branches also helps to create a more uniform look, especially if you have a small grove.
We cannot stress enough how dangerous it can be to work with trees, even something as simple as removing a small branch. It’s just something that’s better left to the professionals, which is why if you have branches that need to be removed, or even if you have questions, you should give us at the Parke Company a call today.