Tree trimming can really help or hurt the health of your trees. Which is why you should hire a professional to care for your trees. There are a lot of people that have "green thumbs" and lots of landscaping experience, however, tree trimming can be a very dangerous job and if not done properly can cause your trees damage, or even to die.
So, if you find yourself in need of any tree trimming or pruning care, be sure to contact one of our Fullerton Tree Pros. Our certified tree specialists have the experience to identify any potential hazards or risks with your trees and come up with the best plan of action to make sure your trees stay safe and healthy.
Driving through this area’s neighborhoods, it is not uncommon to see homeowners on ladders attempting to trim or prune their trees themselves. Often times they can be causing great damage to the trees by making improper cuts or removing too much of the trees canopy. And in some cases, homeowners have hurt or killed themselves. This is why whether you use a Fullerton Tree Pros expert or not, make sure you hire a professional to take care of your trees.
For your trees to come up well, they need constant pruning and trimming that is done in the right way. Trees that are maintained is a great manner are safer to live near and healthy trees are a part of keeping a healthy yard. This is both for your household as well as the trees.
Watchful trimming can minimize the likelihood and harshness of storm and wind damage. This is normally a known problem in our climate. This mostly happens during summer and spring.
Getting rid of dead branches also assists to reduce and halt the spread of decay. This is essential in reducing the risk of extreme infections or rot.
If you are worried about an issue or potential problem area in your trees, or rather if you are just ready for a healthier and sunnier yard, then it is time to consider your trees for possible trimming.
Tree trimming, which is also pruning in some way usually involves selective and intentional cutting of specific areas of a tree. There are numerous reasons for this which include, trimming to get rid of defects of structural nature, elimination of decay, increase the amount of sunshine in the yard, make it simple to walk under the tree, to increase the visibility, to increase the trees resistance to severe weather events, to increase its productivity such as fruits, etc.
We also offer professional and affordable tree trimming services. An arborist may identify tree threatening health issue that trimming can help solve. In short, trees are trimmed to make it safer to be around or to correct a certain defect.
The following is a list of some of the more common defects pruning can help correct:
- Co-dominant stems
- Branch crossovers
- Broken, dead, diseased or deformed branches
- Trees spaced too close together
- Crown too dense
- Tree mis-shaped
- Storm damage
- Tree leaning excessively over home
- Branches blocking a view
- Too much weight on the end of a branch
- One branch too large in relation to the tree
Trimming the dead branches of a tree can assist reduce the chances of falling branches on to your house.
In addition, it also reduces the risk of decay from the dead branch moving into the live wood.
The above helps to address the question, ‘Why prune?’ However, there two more important harmonizing questions, ‘How and When?’
How to pruneProfessional tree trimming companies all comply with the national tree pruning specification, the American National Standards Institute ANSI A300 for Pruning. If your Arborist complies with the ANSI A300, you can be assured that you and he will comply with all local tree ordinances.
Pruning which is not done properly can damage your tree, even to the point of death. Generally smaller cuts made more frequently are better than larger cuts made infrequently. The standard covers where on the branch to make the cut, how much of the tree to cut and prohibits the use of climbing spikes by the tree trimmer.
When to pruneA number of trees have exceptional criteria to be considered when pruning. For example, it’s best to prune pines only during the winter. This is important because at this time, the pine beetles and the trees are dormant. So it’s essential to know the species of tree prior to pruning. But we can offer some overall seasonal tips about tree trimming.
Spring: Trim flowering trees soon after blossoms fall
Summer: Minimize pruning, but dead wood prune ok
Fall: Dead wood, smaller live cuts ok
Winter: Best time to trim most trees, especially if you need to make larger cuts
Safe Work PracticesThe tree sector has come up with published work practices that are considered to be safe. They are known as ANSI Z133.1-2006 (American National Standard for Arboricultural Operations - Safety Requirements).
Crews that deal with trees conforming to this standard “stand out” from the many that don’t with their use of personal protective equipment and work practices. We train and requires all personnel to work in conformance with Z-133.
Call to have us assess your jobTree pruning can benefit yourself and your trees in many ways. Proper tree pruning can provide strength, vigor as well as control pests and disease. The pruning can also provide clearance between your building and your tree creating a comfortable environment for everyone.
It can also allow for more sunlight or more shade depending on your interests. Overall aesthetics are an additional bonus of tree pruning, so it is always a good idea to contact a certified arborist regarding your pruning needs. It can be very harmful to your trees and potentially dangerous if a tree is improperly pruned. Your trees are a valuable resource on your property and it is worthwhile maintaining them.