How many trees do you have on your property? When is the last time that you had any of them trimmed back or pruned? If you're like many people, you may think that pruning a tree is an unnecessary waste of both time and money, but this isn't the case. There are a number of reasons why it's a good idea for your trees to be pruned on a regular basis, if not annually. If you've never heard of this before, some of the best reasons why your trees should be trimmed back include:
Healthier trees: While it's true that wild trees seem to do just fine without anyone going around doing tree trimming in the forest, there are other factors to consider. When looking at a forest of trees, you're only seeing the ones that are alive now, not the countless ones that have succumbed to insects and disease over the years. Without anyone to prune them back, a wild tree may even crowd itself out with its own branches. With reduced airflow and a lack of sunlight, the tree will die prematurely. But careful pruning of the trees on your property will help to ensure that they remain healthy and vibrant for as long as possible.
Avoid damage: A tree's immune system isn't like our own. If a tree is attacked by a fungus or by insects, there isn't always a lot that it can do about it. Even if it survives the attack, the limb that was damaged will likely die off and be shed at the earliest opportunity. Without professional tree trimming to remove this limb before it drops, it can cause serious damage to anyone or anything that happens to be below the tree at the time. Even relatively large limbs may be shed in this manner, limbs of sufficient size and weight to damage houses and other buildings.
Better aesthetics: Even if you're not overly concerned about the health of the tree, a lack of tree trimming can result in an ugly tree with a poor appearance. Correct trimming procedures will remove not just damaged or diseased sections but also limbs that simply not as nice looking. This ugliness may be caused by damage or disease but it can also be caused by other factors that are unrelated to the health of the tree. Sometimes, trees just grow in poor-looking shapes. With human intervention, a tree like this is better able to reach its full potential.
Contact a tree trimming service for more help.