For instance, when beginning a trimming project one needs to consider the age, health, and species of the tree being trimmed, as all of these factors influence the extent to which the tree should be pruned, which limbs should be removed, and the ideal shape of the tree. One must also consider the tree’s environment and be cognizant of how the tree fits into the overall surrounding landscape.
While tree trimming is an important part of the aesthetic upkeep of trees, it is also a key factor when it comes to maintaining the health of trees. By trimming the crowns of trees we allow for increased airflow around the tree, which reduces the chance for storm damage and helps prevent disease – usually allowing the tree to live longer. The removal of excess branches also allows for increased light penetration through the tree, aiding in the growth of grass and other flora that share the landscape with the tree. Furthermore, regular pruning allows for the removal of weak or diseased branches, ensuring that the strength and health of the tree is maintained.
Sometimes a tree can grow into an obstruction - blocking access to parts of a property or getting in the way of power lines. The members of our team are knowledgeable of the standards set by utilities companies regarding interference with power lines and can help ensure that your trees are in compliance. At times trees can also grow to a point where parts of the tree become unstable – weakening the structural integrity of the tree and posing a risk to people and property. Our teams are trained to handle such situations and can remedy them using tree cabling/bracing techniques.
In order to trim trees we utilize a variety of tools such as ladders, loppers and extendable saws, allowing us access to every part the tree so that we can give it the ideal trim.
While we offer tree trimming all year round, some species of trees handle trimming better during certain times of the year. When we inspect your tree we will determine its species and then decide whether immediate action should be taken, or whether it would be ideal to wait until a later point in the year to trim the tree.
If you have a tree that needs pruning or if you are unsure how to handle an issue with your tree, please give tree service O'Fallon a call. We will do a free inspection on your tree and offer you a free quote. Furthermore, if storm season is approaching and you would like to mitigate the risk of falling trees and limbs, please reach out to us.