By Gabe Tschida
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
You knew it would happen. Summer turned to autumn, and soon autumn will turn to winter. With the impending cold season on the horizon, you probably have a list of chores to do around the house.
Is trimming your trees on the list?
If not, maybe it should be.
If you have trees in your yard with unruly, exceptionally long branches, and you find yourself regularly picking up sticks and twigs from those trees, something needs to be done.
Because trimming your tree’s branches is not only healthy for the tree, but also it makes it look much better and increases the safety around the tree.
First, let’s talk about the health of the tree. Removing any dead matter makes room for the tree to grow new, healthy branches and leaves. What’s more, trimming the tree enables it to develop a healthier root system instead of using its resources to combat disease and pests.
A healthy tree is always much better to look at than a sick one.
What’s more, if you have a tree with branches hanging over your home or into the power lines, you should trim those branches for safety reasons.
Many branches can snap and fall due to high winds, and with the winter’s approach, you don’t want to worry about the weight of snow or ice causing those branches to break. A falling branch can injure an unsuspected person or damage your house.
Plus, any tree debris on the ground from the tree can be a hazard to pedestrians, too.
When to trim your trees
It’s always a good idea to leave the tree trimming to the professionals like Urban Tree & Landscape. You can have it done any time of the year, although winter is a great time to trim your trees. With the ground frozen, crews can access your tree without damaging your yard. Plus, there is no need to put down plywood, which saves you money.
If you have a tree or trees in your yard that need trimming, please give us a call a 612-532-9996. We’d love to come out, take a look and give you a free estimate.