Fear Not, Tree-Hugger: You Can Trim, Prune, And Even Chop The Trees In Your Yard With Kindness, Respect, And Adoration

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.


Fear Not, Tree-Hugger: You Can Trim, Prune, And Even Chop The Trees In Your Yard With Kindness, Respect, And Adoration

5 August 2019
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As a lover of nature and all things green, it's hard to even think about disturbing the trees in your yard, much less chopping them up or cutting them down; however, sometimes, these things just can't be avoided. With the right plan, kindness in mind and a reliable tree service, you can take care of all the greenery in your yard, while still respecting Mother Nature.

Why It's Necessary To Interfere With Natural Tree Growth

As enjoyable as the trees in your yard are as is, professional cultivation is beneficial for a number of important reasons, including the following:

  • Pruning removes dead branches, allowing for new growth and development
  • Taking old, decayed material away opens the way for more sunshine and air circulation
  • Eliminating rotten and/or diseased branches keeps the rest of your trees safer (from the same fate)
  • Rotting wood harbors all kinds of insects you'd rather not have near your home 
  • Trimming branches back reduces the chances of them hitting your house in the midst of a storm
  • Creatively scaling back branches allows for sculpting, either in simple elegance or for cool designs

The Prime Time To Prune And Trim

Having your trees trimmed shouldn't necessarily be done at your convenience; it should be on the trees' terms (which you should find pleasing). Tending to the branches at the wrong time can result in unnecessary (and unbearable) damage. Here's why winter is the best time to introduce your trees to a professional trimmer:

  • Cold weather means little or no insects, fungi, and disease to infest the trimmed areas
  • Trees rest in winter, with their energy bouncing back in spring, allowing them to heal the affected areas
  • Tending to their branches is less stressful to the trees than doing so in warmer temperatures and peak season
  • It's usually safer to cut and saw when there are a limited number of leaves obstructing the view
  • Cutting back on extending branches should make snow season less of a threat to your house since weaker branches will be eliminated

What A Tree Service Can Do For You

A tree trimming and removal service can help you decide which trees require work and which can be left in their natural state. They can also assess the health of all your trees, inspecting for insects and diseases. Any branches creeping towards power lines, your home, or other trees should be considered potentially hazardous, mandating immediate attention.

Tell your tree trimming service right away (and proudly) that you're very concerned about the environment and don't want any unnecessary work performed in your yard. Let them know which trees are your favorite and what your long-term goals for the property are.

How To Honor Your Trees By Recycling And Upcycling The Discarded Stumps And Branches

Of course, you'd rather not simply throw away all the tree-trimmings, and there are plenty of cool things you can do with them, from the highly practical to the downright funky:

  • Make stools or end tables out of the stumps after cleaning, sanding, and finishing them
  • Forge an arbor for your yard by nailing limbs together or tying them with hemp rope or other sturdy material
  • Use sapless limbs to create outdoor handrails, perhaps leading to a rock or flower garden
  • Hollow small stumps out to make charming candle holders
  • If you're ambitious enough, slice the branches thinly (like carrots) and use them to craft a mosaic behind your kitchen sink or by a reading nook
  • Build a cool and crazy cat tree for outdoors or inside the house
  • Compost the old material to return vital nutrients back to nature

If you'd prefer, however, to have the trimmed items hauled away, the tree service can do that, too. Otherwise, stock up on the natural supplies and you and your family can spend the better part of the winter delved in natural crafting, including making a holiday wreath for your door completely from the recycled tree trimmings.

Don't fret or fear that you are interfering with Mother Nature in your backyard because there are occasions when you really need to. Think things through, especially considering anything you may want to plant in the future, and work with a trustworthy tree service who will abide by your love of nature and respect for all things green while still being practical about what must be done.

For more information, contact a tree trimming company.