Know When It's a Tree Care Problem That You Can't Ignore


Having trees on your property means you have a responsibility to fulfil. You must trim your trees if you want to boost the safety and aesthetics of your property. Trees with too large, diseased or dead branches can fall at any time and cause serious injuries to your family members or even damage your home in a big way. Trimmed trees don't spread diseases to other trees. Here is how you can tell that an arborist should come and trim your trees:

The Trees Are Infected or Diseased

The diseased branches will spread the disease to the other branches and trees if they aren't trimmed. Diseases spread quickly, especially if the trees aren't inspected regularly. Diseases don't just weaken the trees, but they also kill them. Diseases manifest in trees in different ways, and it's always hard to miss some of the symptoms. Premature falling and discoloured leaves are signs of the diseased parts of the tree that should be trimmed. Remove any leaves with necrotic lesions and fungal growth, blisters or powdery mildew before the problem worsens. Fungal growth hinders nutrient and oxygen delivery and that's why trimming the affected areas is a brilliant idea.

You Experienced a Flood or a Storm in Your Area

No one knows when their area would flood or even when a storm would strike. However, the damage these natural calamities cause doesn't leave your trees undamaged. Even though you may have inspected the trees recently, you should inspect them again once your area experiences flood or a storm. The wind that accompanies the storm may break off the tree limbs and leave them hanging. Ensure such limbs and other damaged branches are trimmed to reduce injuries, damage and other risks. Let an arborist trim the trees since they know what to trim after a storm. Let them inspect the roots if the area was flooded and trim the damaged ones.

You Spot Abnormal Damage and Growth

Don't think that you only trim trees with diseased branches. Damage, unusual growth and other stressors also determine which parts of the trees you should trim. Animals, malicious individuals and natural calamities cause wounded branches that need to be trimmed. Weakened branches and those that compromise safety should be trimmed in good time before they cause regrettable damage. Malformed branches don't just grow into a strange shape, but their structural integrity is also poor, causing unexpected falling. Weak branches also indicate that it's time to trim your trees.

Tree trimming professionals should inspect your trees at least once a year to ensure proper trimming is done at the right time. Working with a professional arborist is critical since they easily spot the signs that miss your eye. Lopping and pruning saws are some of the appropriate trimming tools they use to leave your trees in good shape. Speak with a local arborist about your trees. 


13 December 2019

Using Your Trees for Fun, Form and Function

Hi, my name is Christine. As a lifelong lover of the Shel Silverstein book "The Giving Tree," I have always been interested in the many different relationships one can have with a tree. I own a relatively large property with several trees, and I have worked hard to make those trees an essential part of my life. Some of my trees provide me with food, others provide me with energy-efficient shade that reduces my air conditioning bill and others create recreation opportunities for my kids in the form of treehouses or swings attached to the trees. Still other trees boost my property values just by being beautiful. If you want ideas about using your trees for fun, form and function, please explore this blog.