There are many reasons why people choose to plant trees on their property, which include to improve the appearance of the landscape and to provide shade. It's often necessary for homeowners to contact a tree service to trim their trees, care for diseased trees and to remove trees. We aren't affiliated with tree service professionals but we think homeowners should understand the importance of tree specialists and why their services are needed. We researched tree care and talked to professionals in the tree service industry to obtain the information we needed for this blog. As you read these articles, you'll learn when it's necessary to contact a tree service to maintain and care for your trees.
If you're having your trees trimmed, you can save some time and hassle by prepping the area in advance. In some cases, you may not have much to do. In other cases, you may need to clear some items out of the area so your tree trimming professionals can reach the trees in question.
Here are some of the things to check for when clearing the area for tree trimming.
1. Landscaping features
While you can't move your landscaped beds or in-ground pond out of the way, some features may be more portable. If possible, you'll want to move those so that they're not below the tree's branches or in the direct path between the tree and your driveway or road.
Some landscape features you may want to consider moving include:
You should especially focus on moving any fragile or valuable items out of the way.
2. Cars and other vehicles
You don't want to leave any vehicles parked below the trees you're having trimmed for obvious reasons: a branch could fall and cause damage. Vehicles parked too close to the branch hauling pathway could also be in danger of having their paint scratched. But you'll want to consider something else as well: where your tree trimming professionals will park.
If you have a tiny driveway and several cars, you may want to find somewhere else to park one or more of your vehicles on tree trimming day to give your tree care professionals plenty of room to park and load up any branches. They may have large equipment such as trucks, especially for large branch removal or tree removal.
3. Pets and livestock
You should also ensure there are no pets or other animals in the area before your tree trimming professionals arrive. Not only could pets (or livestock such as chickens) get in the way and cost valuable time, but they could even get hurt because tree trimming involves large vehicles, power tools, and sometimes large falling branches.
4. Tree decor
If you like to dress up your outdoor trees for the holidays, make sure there aren't any leftover holiday lights lurking in the branches when tree trimming contractors arrive. In addition, you should remove any other easily removable decor such as lanterns, swings, birdhouses, birdfeeders, and similar items to avoid any conflicts.
These are some of the types of things to look out for and move out of the way as you're preparing for your tree trimming service appointment. For more information about how to prepare for tree trimming services, get in touch with your contractor today.