Tree trimming is something that both residential and commercial clients take for granted. In fact most, at least once tried to do it the cheaper way and what it caused ended up costing more than the tree trimming service in the long run. Here, you’ll learn what tree trimming really is as well as the importance of pruning. By that statement alone you may know that there is a big difference in tree trimming and tree pruning.
Our staff is comprised of fully trained arborists. This means they’re tree doctors and not just gardeners or a grass cutting/landscaping company. So why would you need to hire a tree doctor? Doesn’t that make things more expensive? To answer the first question, you would need a tree doctor to assess the health of the tree, when it blooms as well as other things a gardener won’t know. This has everything to do with how we would even proceed to treat a tree or a stand of trees. The expense of doing things over again, losing trees or accidentally poisoning them with inappropriate landscaping well outweighs the expense of an arborist. Doing it right the first time is the key with landscaping.
When trimming trees it’s more than just say looking at a branch and determining that it is too long or too big or gets in the way etc.. It has to be done correctly. You see, the way you trim or prune will determine the way the tree grows in the future. If it’s done incorrectly the message that the tree is sending to the other branches is to grow in a way that makes no logical sense. The tree is for self-preservation and has no knowledge of what it may cause on your land to your home or any other area. It only knows grow “this way”. Trimming and pruning is a way of training a tree. If it’s trained wrongly, it grows wrongly and will cause everything from roof and property damage to root damage. A certified arborist can come and determine what needs to be done, when it needs to be done and how. This can and will save you money and time at the get go.
Trees can make your property gorgeous and peaceful. But that beauty and peace can turn into an ugly inconvenience should there be a storm or a tree that’s dying but goes unnoticed until it starts to fall. When it does, you need to hope it falls on or in something safe for people and property. We’ve been in the business a long time and have seen the opposite happen more times than not. In general a tree can have disease and begin to rot from the inside out, or, it will begin with the branches. This is deceiving because a tree can and will have flowering leaves and blooms on it whilst in the least favorable condition. This is what the arborist is for. They can test the tree, the soil and the surrounding landscape for disease. Once they detect something, they can treat it or remedy the situation with the most benefit to the tree and the landowner. There are many things that can happen.
Having an arborist to do the trimming and pruning is a prudent and fiscally conservative move. But, what’s better and less costly in the short and long run is to have an arborist on the property to assess a new home or landowner situation before it gets to be a challenging affair. There’s nothing like having the professionals there from moment one to deal with things and let you know what the bottom line is. This gives the home or landowner choices that they may not have had before. If you move to a new place or buy new land, you’ll have decisions to make regarding tree trimming and pruning. If the site is examined first, and half the stand of trees are meant for cutting or felling then you save time and money trimming trees that ought not to be there in the first place.
The point that we’re getting at is this: time is money, even regarding tree trimming. The earlier an arborist assess the situation, the better off you are. We will always provide a visual walk through of the property and show you where and why trees need to be trimmed, felled or treated. Then, we’ll provide you with a written estimate. This way, you can make an educated choice. We will also sit with you and create an affordable plan that is smart for you.
So when and how often do you trim the tree? There is no real schedule for trimming, only pruning which we will explain in that section. Trimming happens for several reasons that you may discover on your own. Apart from disease which the arborist can assess, the trees should be trimmed if for example there is a storm. Storms can outright knock down limbs of a tree or it can actually weaken a tree limb without you knowing it. Sometimes, depending on the weight of a limb, it can fall with no help at all--only its own momentum. Other times, the trees need trimming when you are renovating the home in regards to additions.
The trees were put on the land to fit what was on it originally, but when you augment, the trees may have to be downsized. Another reason is that a tree was trimmed or pruned wrongly prior to your ownership and now, they’ve been growing the wrong way and out of control. This means that a whole new program will have to be instituted for the tree. This is because it has to be retrained if at all possible or felled in order to remedy the situation. Another reason why a tree needs to be trimmed is when it poses a danger to the home or property. It may also pose a danger to passersby. This can get tricky. If you purchase a home in a neighborhood with an HOA or very strict code enforcement, you’ll run into these kinds of issues. You may not be aware of the rules at the time that the situation arises but, you will be in for a shock when you receive a notice or better yet, a fine.
We want to help you succeed. We certainly want to save you the money and time regarding your own personal tree trimming experience. Call us now for a free consultation and assessment. We promise the best service in town for the best price you’ll find anywhere. In fact, if you find any certified arborist that will do the same job for less, give us the written estimate on their company form and we will match it, no questions asked.