3 Important Reasons To Call A Tree Service Professional Before Moving To A New Home

Want to improve your home's curbside appeal? Learn different ways to implement trees and what professional tree services can do to help in this blog.

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Your home is where you should feel proud and happy to welcome others to the most important space in your life. There are many ways mature trees add to curbside appeal, from providing shade to looking majestic and adding to the feel of permanence. Well-tended, mature trees add value to your home, and using a professional tree service will keep your trees looking their best. A good tree service will know how to trim large trees safely, while keeping their shape attractive without damaging their health and growth. Untended trees look messy, and the risk of branches falling during a storm or high winds increases with the age of your trees and the length of time they’ve gone without proper care. Learn different ways to tend to your trees and what professional tree services can do to help in this blog.


3 Important Reasons To Call A Tree Service Professional Before Moving To A New Home

2 March 2017
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Do you have one or more large trees in your yard? Did you know that big trees can be dangerous? It's important to have any trees on your property professionally evaluated before you move in and then every year or two after that. This will help ensure that your tree or trees are healthy and will continue to be so for the near future. Some of the things that a professional will check for when looking at your tree are:

Shallow roots: If the previous occupants of the home didn't water the trees deeply every so often, said trees may have roots growing along the surface of the ground. Most trees should have at least some roots that more or less mirror the size of the tree above ground. But if the tree has only been watered for ten or fifteen minutes every couple days, the root system will grow to follow the water. Instead of having a root ball, these trees will have more of a root pancake. In high winds, the tree is in danger of being pushed over due to the lack of anchoring roots. A tree service professional will look for signs that this is the case and will let you know if the tree needs to be removed or how it can be saved.

Dead branches: Regular pruning is essential to keeping a tree healthy and vigorous. Without pruning, some trees will "self prune" their own branches. That is, the branches will die and eventually fall to the ground. If your house or automobile happens to be underneath a large branch when it falls, the resulting damage can be severe. You can avoid this possibility by having a tree service come out and properly prune your tree so that it has no dead or dying branches to drop.

Nuisance: Some trees can be a nuisance simply by existing. For example, pear trees can be beautiful but their blossoms can make the area smell like dead fish. Sweet gum trees will sprinkle your lawn and driveway with thousands of spiny seed pods when autumn comes around. A tree service professional can identify the trees in your yard, if you don't know what they are, and can let you know the downsides of each variety. If you don't mind things like smelly flowers or spiky seed pods, you can keep the trees. But if you decide that the trees are more trouble than they're worth, you can start planing now to have them removed.

Contact a tree service, like Yarnell Tree Co Inc, for more help.