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Loving Your Little Landscape

I have never been a natural gardener. For years, I struggled to keep basic houseplants alive, only to kill them at the first opportunity. It was difficult and stressful to buy a home with a yard, but I knew that I might be able to learn what I was doing wrong and correct the problem. To start off, I focused heavily on the lawn, and tried hard to keep it trimmed and well-maintained. Next, I cleaned up the flowerbeds. It was a lot of work, but I knew that it would pay off in the end. When I was done, my front yard was gorgeous, and guess what--it even stayed alive. This blog is all about loving your little landscape.



Loving Your Little Landscape

5 Types Of Useful Tree Trimming Services

by Charlotte White

Scheduling regular tree trimming is a vital landscaping responsibility. Trimming and pruning typically fall within the following five categories. 

1. Thinning

A tree may look full and healthy, but that fullness could be harboring all sorts of potential issues. An overgrown crown means that there is very little air circulation, which increases the chances of fungal diseases and foliage death. Branches will also rub together if the crown is too dense, a problem that can cause wounds in the bark and branch breakage. Thinning out dead, damaged, and weak branches will open up the crown to more air and sunlight so that the crown is much healthier.

2. Crown Lifting

Sometimes branches simply grow too close to the ground. These low branches can block sidewalks, overhang a road dangerously, or make it difficult to tend to the landscaping below the tree. A tree service can carefully prune these branches so that the bottom of the crown is much higher. They will take pains to make sure a symmetrical network of branches remains. 

3. Structural Repairs

Major damage to a tree necessitates prompt pruning. For example, if a large branch breaks off or if the trunk splits, then your tree needs trimming services. Trimming can be done to help balance the weight of the remaining branches, which both improves the tree's appearance and prevents further damages. Split trunks can also be splinted together, which may save the tree from premature death.

4. Seasonal Pruning

Even healthy trees benefit from seasonal trims, which are typically done in late winter when the tree is still dormant. Seasonal pruning removes weak branches and dead wood so that the tree can focus its energy on putting on healthy growth. It also gives your tree tech a chance to assess the tree for any issues, such as pests, diseases, or poor growth forms that need to be corrected. By trimming annually, you can avoid many of the issues that sometimes plague mature trees.

5. Size Maintenance

A tree that grows too big for its location can't easily be trimmed back to a better size without severely damaging or weakening the tree. It's much better to begin size maintenance when the tree is young. Trimming back long branches annually will help prevent them from becoming too long and posing an issue. Your tree service will prune back all branches to maintain a rounded and balanced crown at the desired size.

Contact a tree trimming service for more assistance.