Trimming your trees is vital to their health. Regular trimming ensures your trees have new growth during spring without pulling energy into several smaller branches. Also, it helps you remove diseased and dead branches that may be hazardous to your plants. But when should you trim your tree? Tree trimming entails removing some branches to enable the plant to maintain a beautiful shape and size. It differs from pruning since the latter is about the health of the plant, and the former is about aesthetics. While trimming may involve removing healthy branches, it also enables the remaining foliage to grow faster and thicker.
The Best Time to Trim Your Trees
Expert arborists at Tree Service Regina recommend trimming your trees during the cold weather. While there are exceptions, trimming when it’s almost winter is the best option. Besides being healthier for your tree, cutting dormant branches is more straightforward since no foliage hinders the practice. Additionally, trimming at this time means less impact on the landscape. Moreover, your trees will heal faster, making them healthy and happy by spring. When you trim your trees, you leave them with open wounds, making them vulnerable to diseases and pest infestation. However, there are fewer insects and minimal disease transmission during winter. Also, this is the time when trees take their usual nap. However, this varies among tree varieties. Therefore, call us if you need help creating the correct tree-trimming plan.
Why Trim Your Trees?
Proper tree trimming is vital to maintaining property value and beauty. Unfortunately, some property owners skip tree trimming, thinking it saves money or the practice is unnecessary. Here’s why you need to trim your trees routinely.
Maintaining a Beautiful Appearance
Lack of trimming makes trees grow to appear distorted and unbalanced. The branches will sprout in various directions, creating uneven growth that makes them look bedraggled. So, trimming your trees improves their natural shape.
Allowing trees to grow without trimming affects the landscape’s aesthetics. For instance, dense tree branches can hinder rain and sunlight from reaching the flowers and trees under them, preventing their proper growth. Routine trimming ensures enough moisture and light penetrates the tree branches. Additionally, adequate trimming improves the overall landscape by removing branches that may obstruct the view of sceneries like valleys and lakes.
Safety and Health
Pest-infested, diseased, and dead branches pose a risk to your tree. A severe storm or heavy winds can cause the limbs to fall, damaging your home or property. Trimming removes these hazardous branches, making your property safer. Also, overgrowth can negatively impact your tree’s health. Failing to trim your trees can make them weaker and less likely to grow or survive. Proper tree trimming removes diseased and pest-infested branches, keeping the tree vigorous and healthier.
Here's What You Should Understand
Trimming your trees at the right time will enable them to maintain a beautiful appearance and grow healthier and more robust. Please talk to Tree Service Regina if you need help trimming trees in your compound. We’ll gladly help you design a healthy trimming plan depending on the tree varieties on your property.