How Tree Trimming Makes Trees Healthier

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.


How Tree Trimming Makes Trees Healthier

11 August 2020
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You've probably heard that trimming tree is good for them — that it makes them stronger and healthier. This is certainly true, and it is a good idea to have your trees trimmed every year or two. But how and why does tree trimming make trees healthier? Take a look.

1. Concentrating nutrients.

Your tree is only able to harvest so many nutrients and so much water from the soil below. It has to spread those nutrients out through all of its branches. By trimming the tree and removing any excess growth, you are reducing the amount of tissue that the tree needs to "feed." The remaining branches will get all of the nutrients and water, which will allow them to grow stronger and more vigorous over time. Instead of 100 moderately well nourished branches, for example, your tree will have 70 really well nourished ones.

2. Allowing more sunshine to reach remaining leaves.

Your tree trimming service will do their best to remove branches that are blocking light from reaching other branches. They will trim the tree in a way that maximizes the amount of light that the remaining leaves can receive. Since trees need sunshine to make food, all of this extra sunshine will allow the tree to make food more effectively. You won't see as many shriveled, small, and yellow leaves that have been deprived of light.

3. Removing diseased branches.

Trees are prone to all sorts of fungal and bacterial illnesses. Many of these diseases initially affect just one or two branches initially, but then they spread through the tree. When you have your tree trimmed, the trimmer will remove any diseased branches to help prevent the disease from spreading further. This will usually help ensure your tree remains alive and vibrant.

4. Removing rubbing branches.

Sometimes tree branches grow in a way that causes them to cross and rub together. The rubbing can cause damage to the bark, which can allow insects and fungi to invade. Your tree trimmer will remove these rubbing branches to protect your tree from these consequences. This will also lead to a more uniform look.

Tree trimming is a great way to keep your tree healthy or make it even healthier! Make sure you hire a tree care professional who has plenty of experience and who uses sanitized equipment. Your tree will thank you for this kind and caring service.