Benefits of Tree Trimming
Why Trim your trees?
- Prevent spread of disease: Eliminating dead or broken branches will benefit the tree or even save it. Failure to do so may lead to infections where insects, pest, and fungi overwhelm the tree. Effective pruning may increase sunlight and air-flow enough for a tree to recover from an illness. There are many beautiful trees all over Midland, Bay City, and Saginaw that are quite old. These trees provide great shade & comfort to homeowners, it would be a shame to see any of these wonderful trees die from a disease. We will do our best to keep these trees alive.
- Over Growth: Don't allow overgrown trees to block all of your precious sunshine! Overgrown trees hang dangerously over fences, houses, cars, boats, poll-barns, etc. which can be a potential for serious damage if a storm comes in and knocks it down.
- Preserve structure & beauty: Many landscapes require trees to serve as important aesthetic anchor points, therefore it is important to keep these trees the right shape and size. When these trees become too big, the yard can look disorganized and disjointed. If you care for a really nice looking yard begin incorporating professional tree trimming & pruning to have a bigger effect than you could ever image.
- Avoid Massive Raking Sessions: Reduce your workload this fall. Those overgrown trees result in multiple weekends worth of yard work cleaning up sticks and dead leave. It may be time for a much needed hair cut on all your trees. We will give them a trim them while maintaining their great shape
- We recommend trimming or pruning a tree during its dormant season. This minimizese stress on a tree gives it more time to heal during warmer months. The only exception is when a hazard exists.
- Be conscientious about the size of the branch that you are going to remove. If it is less than five centimeters in diameter, removing it is fine. If it is between five and 10 centimeters in diameter, you might not want to do it. If it is more than 10 centimeters in diameter, you should only do so if you have a really good reason.
- Only trim branches that have weak, V-shaped, narrow angles. Retain branches that have strong, U-shaped angles.
- >Lateral branches should be between one-half and three-quarters the diameter of the stem at point of attachment. Otherwise, they should be removed.
- When pruning is complete, the ratio of living crown to tree height should be two-thirds.
- Try to prune away branches when they are young. They are much easier to manage at that point, and the risk of leaving nasty scars is much lower.
- Don’t trim a branch too close or too long. You shouldn’t leave a large stub or remove the branch collar.