When Is It Time To Remove Your Tree

When Is It Time To Remove Your Tree

It is not easy to remove your tree once you are emotionally attached to it. Besides, it adds beauty to your surroundings. But there are times when you need to remove your tree before it poses danger to you and your family.

Your Tree is Unhealthy

Your tree may be diseased. This can be confirmed once you notice any cracks on its trunk, leaves losing their color or dying, or the appearance of fungus. You may try to get the tree treated to get rid of the infection. But if that does not work out, it may be time to get rid of your diseased tree.

You may notice that your tree is not as healthy as the other plants growing nearby. This may be reflected through stunted growth, discolored leaves or scanty leaf cover. You may consult a professional. In case everything else fails, removal of the tree may be the best option.

Your Tree is Near Power Lines

Your tree may be growing under your power lines. Before the branches grow higher and entangle in the power lines disrupting the power supply or causing a disaster, it is advisable to remove the tree.

Many times your tree may start growing in an haphazard manner. It may begin to lean heavily on one side. In case it is leaning too close to the road, it can be a hazard for the motorists driving buy. If it is leaning too close to the house, there is the constant fear of it toppling over and damaging your house in case of heavy rains or fast winds.

Your Tree is too Close to Your Home

Sometimes, the branches of your tree may get too close to your house. This can be a potential security hazard as an intruder will be able to access your house easily. Besides, snakes and other pests may also crawl into your house this way. In such cases, it may be in your best interest to prune such branches or remove the tree completely.

If you notice a hollow trunk, you need to take action immediately. This means that the tree is badly damaged. You may try to find the root cause of the problem and take remedial action. If it does not work out, the best option would be to remove the tree before it collapses on its own damaging the structures around it.

As you can see, removal of a tree is usually the last option. No one likes to do it. But sometimes it becomes essential in order to avoid bigger dangers later on!

 

5 Reasons Why You Need to Trim Your Trees

5 Reasons Why You Need to Trim Your Trees

Tree pruning encourages the growth of a tree and it is an essential way to make sure it encourages the tree’s structural integrity. Deciduous or the evergreen tree types describe the two wide classifications of trees found in our homes.  Before hiring a professional arborist or trimming the tree by yourself, there are many reasons that should be trimming your trees.

Below are five reasons you need to trim your trees

But first, before jumping into details about trimming your trees, it is vital to know the best season to prune your trees, amount of branches to be pruned, and the best pruning techniques.  Here is some help with that.

Once you are familiar with these details, then you can proceed to trim your trees.

  1. Safety.

A mature tree is usually characterized by dead and cracked branches. If you do not prune your tree in good time, you risk serious safety concerns. For instance, if your tree has a lot of dead limbs, they will keep falling off when there are strong winds and heavy rains.

  1. Health.

Most homeowners are not aware that trees contract fungal infections. Also, dieback, decay, and cavity cause serious damage to trees of all kinds. To prevent the decay/fungal infection from spreading to the rest of the tree, you need to trim off the affected branches for improved growth and structural integrity.

III. Beauty and appreciation.

To improve the landscaping view in your home and commercial premise, you need a well-manicured lawn and well-pruned trees. However, there are techniques used in pruning that can make your tree respond positively to the cut.

Thinning, cleaning, raising, and reduction are four common techniques that guarantee a cleaner cut and improved healing mechanism in most trees.

  1. Production of more fruits and flowers (stimulate growth).

If you intend to prune a fruit tree, It is important to know that once you cut the branches, more branches will grow, therefore improving the fruit and flower production. However, you need to know the exact time to prune your trees.

Below is a pruning guideline:

  • A flowering tree that blossoms in early spring need to be pruned after the flowers bloom. Typically, in summer.
  • A tree that blooms in the late spring, tree experts encouraged to trim in the fall or winter.
  • The non-flowering trees and conifers should be trimmed in late winter.
  1. Restrict/limit growth.

In instances you do not need an overly grown tree in your compound, pruning is one solution that leaves you satisfied. We encourage continuous trimming because the tree will grow taller by the day naturally.

Once you are familiar with the pruning/trimming process, we say, Do not prune over 20% of the crown. You need a well-growing tree not only to enhance the look of your lawn, but to improve the air quality around you.