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.
Trees don't usually require much attention or maintenance. Besides monitoring for signs of disease or infestation, however, you should also keep your trees properly trimmed. If you would like to know more, check out these four benefits of regular tree pruning.
1. Keeps the Yard Looking Good
The most obvious benefit of tree trimming is that it helps boost curb appeal. An overgrown and untrimmed tree may make the yard look less maintained. Plus, trimming the tree allows more sunlight to enter and room for other plants to grow and thrive.
2. Promotes Tree Health
Tree trimming is healthy for a tree because it removes dead and dying branches. In turn, the tree can better grow new healthy branches and leaves. In addition, dead and dying branches are more likely to become infected with diseases or pests.
If tree diseases reach the trunk, it can lead to the entire death of the tree. Pests damage the tree, but they may also spread disease. Plus, the closer pests get to your yard and home, the higher the risk of the pests getting inside the home.
3. Prevents Debris
If you don't trim your tree, the dead branches and twigs eventually fall, but this can create a lot of debris. Debris can cover other plants and grass, impacting growth. It can also impact curb appeal by making your yard look poorly maintained.
More importantly, however, debris may collect on the roof or in the gutter. On the roof, debris adds weight, increases the risk of damage to shingles, and absorbs water. When debris gathers in the gutters, it can quickly clog them, leading to overflowing gutters.
4. Reduces the Risk of Injury or Damage
In more extreme cases, falling debris may cause injury or damage. For example, if a dying limb hangs over your driveway, it could fall onto your vehicle. On the other hand, if it fell onto someone else's car, you could get sued for replacement/repairs.
Worse, falling debris could hit someone. Not only could this lead to severe injuries, but you may be held responsible for any medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc. Homeowners insurance should cover the cost of any lawsuits, but your premiums will rise.
If you have trees, consider tree trimming. However, let the professionals handle it. Trimming a tree incorrectly or at the wrong time of the year could lead to damage. If you would like to know more, contact a local tree trimming company today.