If you have several trees in your garden, you might have thought about giving them a pruning for several times. The problem is that nobody really likes to think about the tedious task of trimming a tree from time to time. Many feel that trees should be allowed to grow on their own and letting a trimmer cut through them would be unnatural.
So does this mean regular trimming a tree is not important? No. In truth, regular tree trimming and maintenance can be a very important aspect of keeping your garden healthy and your home safe from multiple problems. The BBC have a nice gardening area on their site which some useful information that you can check out.
The truth is that an overgrown tree can pose more than one problem to your garden and house. For instance, trees conduct electricity which runs through the ground where they are connected. If a tree has grown to the point that one of its tips is touching a part of the electrical post, the electricity will run through the ground and cause a power outage.
In addition, tree overgrowth can be a hazard for everything underneath. Large branches often attract fungi and wood-boring insects in them, causing their limbs to decay and die out. These dead limbs can be a hazard for anything underneath it, be it your house, your car or any innocent passerby.
Since overgrowth can lead to illnesses in the tree, the tree can also become a source of problems in your garden, infecting your other trees and shrubs in the process. If you will notice your garden is slowly losing its vibrant nature, chances are your overgrown trees are to blame.
So, can you perform tree trimming on your own? Of course! All it takes is that you constantly monitor your shrubs and short trees to see if something is wrong with them. For instance if you see several dead branches and leaves on the ground, this will be the best time for you to start pruning the trees.
Also, check if the tree is nearing a power line or blocking your view of the sky as they will require trimming. When winter is nearing its end, it is a must that you perform tree maintenance as some trees need a little bit of “shock” to wake up from their winter hibernation and resume blooming.
For larger trees, you will require the help of a tree trimming specialist. They can take a better look at your tree and find out what will work to prevent the tree from succumbing to its sickness. In some cases, they might have to remove the tree altogether down to its roots if they deem it too sick, too hazardous to leave standing or is dead already.
Regular tree trimming and maintenance is a must if you want to keep it healthy, vibrant and teeming with life. If you are not so sure if your trees need trimming, you can have a specialist take a look at it. Either way, you need to have it checked and trimmed from time to time.