Set your Tree's Spa Date
Don't wait for expensive problems to arise. By pruning and trimming once or twice a year, your trees will stay healthy, attractive, and safe for you and your whole family, all the while adding value to your property.
So what are the benefits of regular pruning and trimming?
1. Healthy Trees
Rotten, dead, or insect-infested branches won't keep to themselves. Over time, left unchecked, these problems will spread and even become life-threatening to your trees. Fortunately, cutting away these pieces is simple and low-cost, and can save you from disasters and costly emergency fixes.
Over time, as your tree's health improves, its appearance will improve dramatically, increasing the curb appeal of your home or office building and driving up the property value.
Dazzling improvements to leaf color and density, fruiting, and flowering are not uncommon either, once the unhealthy limbs and branches are no longer drawing energy from the trunk away from the healthier branches.
Your tree is one big organism, and just like exfoliating your skin, removing the dead parts of a tree allows the lively parts to shine. Pruning unlocks your tree's inner Fountain of Youth.
2. Safe Trees
Want to know what's more costly than pruning a tree? Replacing a roof.
A dramatic event like a branch blowing off and crashing into your house isn't the only thing to be wary of - unchecked trees can threaten your property over time without you noticing. If a branch finds your roof, it can creep under shingles and into the roof substructure. Repairing this damage can be costly and and difficult, and result in further damage to your tree.
3. Safe Loved Ones
Nothing comes before the safety of your loved ones.
Dead branches falling off a tree present a risk of injury and death to anyone walking under them.
Worse still, the weight of dead branches can reduce the structural integrity of the entire tree. The risk of the whole tree buckling and falling under this weight is an even greater hazard.
When should I order pruning?
Depends on the tree.
Hardwood trees (Oak, Beech, Ash, etc.) should be pruned in their dormant season, usually the winter. Late November or early March aren't bad times either.
Sap trees (Maple, Birch, etc.), on the other hand, should be pruned in the late Spring, Summer, or early fall when the sap flow is lower. Heavy sap discharge is not harmful to the tree, but can lead to unsightly scarring.
Fruit trees should be pruned before the. This is usually late spring, but different trees fruit at different times.
Can I do this myself?
For smaller trees, absolutely.
But if you aren't sure if a branch needs to be pruned, if you just don't have the time, or if your tree is large and you lack the proper safety equipment and experience, trust our professional team to do the heavy lifting. It's what we do best.