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4 Reasons Professional Tree Trimming Must be on Your To Do List

San Diego is a sunny place. Trust me when I say you’ll appreciate every shady spot you can sit on a hot day.

While you do want all your trees to grow large, you do need to trim them.

Most of my neighbors used experts and I have to admit their gardens looked amazing. At first I did it myself. Trust me, my garden wasn’t the best in the street. For tree trimming San Diego professionals are much better at getting it right.

It may seem easy, but there’s a lot that can go wrong. Here are some lessons I learned along the way.

The Use of a Professional Is Important

Although we all wish to do everything ourselves there are some cases where a professional must be used. Tree trimming is a perfect example.

I’m sure you know someone who has injured themselves because they trimmed a tree without a professional. To avoid the “I told you so” they usually pretend nothing is wrong.

But here’s why they got hurt.

Professionals Have the Knowledge

Trees are more complicated than we think. We can’t trim them in any way we want. A professional observes the nature and strength of the tree & knows how to take on the project.

Did you know there are different ways to trim a tree? You can:

  • Crown lift
  • Crown trim
  • Crown reduce
  • Pollard

These types need to be done accurately to prevent disaster.

My neighbor thought he could trim his tree any way. The tree fell the wrong direction and he damaged his boundary wall.

Let’s learn from his mistake and rather leave it to the professionals.

They’re Equipped with the Right Tools

Not only do the professionals have better knowledge on how to trim a tree, they also have the right tools. These tools are designed for this line of work. It would take them one hour to properly trim your tree when you’ll take two hours or more.

Why waste time and increase the risk of damage or self harm?

Why Should You Trim A Tree?

Why is this so important to any property owner? No, tree trimming is not only about keeping it neat.

The Tree Can Be Dead

As you know a tree is a living organism which can potentially die. A dead tree doesn’t belong in your home.

It’s probably doing nothing to you, but it’s actually a breeding ground for unwanted parasites, bugs and rodents.

When you let the dead tree stay in your garden for too long these unwanted vermin can enter you home. Getting rid of these will take longer than simply taking care of your dead tree.

Correct tree trimming can even prevent some trees dying too soon.

A Tree Can Be Diseased

A tree can easily die not because of old age but rather from a disease. You’re not a professional so you can’t recognize the signs.

A tree that is diseased is actually contagious too. The roses you love that grow near the tree can become infected.

During tree trimming the professionals will quickly pick up which trees need to be treated or even removed.

The Tree Can Be Unstable

Your tree can grow taller than your home. You may love your garden resembling a forest but it may actually become unstable.

Trees that grow too high are also too heavy for their roots. Wind can cause them to loosen and then it takes one bad storm for the roots to lose their grip in the ground. Do I need to describe how disastrous this can be for your home or cars?

The Roots Grow Thick

When certain trees grow their roots will become thicker too. This is fine for a park or a forest but not for your garden.

The roots can grow underneath the walls of your home or onto the road. Walls’ foundations can become unstable resulting in them collapsing.

[Conclusion]

Yes, trees give your home the aesthetic look you always wanted. However your home’s safety trumps this. Now I trim my trees often so I know I benefit my home and the community.

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