Whether your property includes ornamental, fruit or shade trees, it’s critical that they receive regular care. A tree that has suffered storm damage should be assessed for trimming needs. A greatly damaged tree may need to be removed. Regardless of the age of your trees, regular trimming is essential. Here are some reasons why.
Promote Healthy Growth
When your trees are pruned and trimmed regularly, you will see new, healthy growth. Owners of fruit trees may have noticed that a formerly productive tree has stopped putting out much fruit. Depending on the tree’s variety, old branches may be incapable of producing flowers and fruit.
Property owners in residential areas may notice that many trees are short. This allows space for power lines. However, many of these tree varieties also grow quite dense within the canopy. Dense growth can result in these issues:
- Wind damage over time
- Holding onto moisture that promotes fungal growth
- Allowing pests a place to hide and build nests
Regular and healthy pruning will keep these trees from filling up with leafless branches. While they won’t get taller, they will be protected from damage.
A Tree Expert Will Take Away the Right Branches
Inside the crown on a tree, new branches may start to rub against each other. This loss of bark can cause lesions where sap and moisture will seep. Wasps and hornets can feed on this moisture and may choose to nest in or near your home.
An experienced arborist can help you fight this damage by removing the right branches. Any time you remove branches from a tree, you risk damaging the branches below it. You need your trees viewed, pruned and trimmed by a professional who can properly judge what which branches need to be removed and how to get them down safely.
Diseased Trees Can Be Treated
A skilled arborist will be able to judge whether a tree simply needs to be trimmed or needs to be treated for disease. If you have only recently purchased a property and aren’t sure about the condition of your trees, it’s a good idea to contact an arborist to confirm that your trees are healthy and not a hazard to your household members and property.
Diseased trees will require careful monitoring. It is possible that careful pruning can remove diseased branches, and your tree will recover. Only a professional can confirm that a tree is free of disease and likely to thrive. At Economy Tree, Inc., we can help you keep your trees healthy by trimming and pruning them properly.
If you live in Santa Barbara, CA or the surrounding areas, call us today to get started!