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Tree trimming is an essential aspect of tree care. Sadly, some homeowners disregard this area of tree maintenance that is why they are left with unsymmetrical and unhealthy trees. Trimming is important because it gets rid of dead branches and limbs that make the tree unattractive and hazardous. If trees are not trimmed, the growth of the tree may be stunted. Some limbs need to be eliminated while other limbs need to be kept to ensure that growth will happen and your tree will continue to thrive. Also, untrimmed trees can cause serious damage to properties if they fall onto them. Trimming can also restore the tree’s natural shape and keep it from overgrowing.

Unlike trees in the forest, trees in a landscape need to be trimmed because they tend to grow excessively because they don’t have to compete with nearby trees for sunlight that they need to grow. This causes trees to overgrow which can hinder the growth of the small plantings. Overgrown trees can create issues and the best way to deal with them is by trimming. Trimming should be done every 3 to 5 years to keep the tree from overgrowing.

Meanwhile, pruning is similar to trimming, only subtler. While you remove big branches and limbs in trimming, in pruning, you only eliminate small branches to keep it healthy and grow to its full size. If you regularly prune your tree, there is less need for it to be trimmed. Always rely on professionals to handle trimming and pruning for you. These two important tree care may seem very simple at first glance, but if they aren’t done properly, they can do your tree more harm than good. If you want to ensure that your tree is properly pruned or trimmed, call us today, our friendly staff is standing by. 

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