Do I need tree trimming? Why is tree trimming so important for tree health? Will it hurt my trees? Golden Valley Tree Service has all of the answers.
Tree trimming, or pruning, is the practice of intentionally removing excess branches from a tree. It is an art that requires extensive knowledge; without it, trimming can harm your tree permanently. Our arborists are ISA certified trimmers, meaning they have at least 3 years of experience and have passed a stringent exam. They can diagnose your trees’ trimming needs and develop a personalized solution to fit your needs.
But why do trees need trimming? There are several reasons why our customers ask us to trim their trees:
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Does tree trimming harm the tree?
Tree trimming does not harm the tree if done properly. That is why we always recommend hiring an ISA certified arborist on our team. ISA certified arborists have at least 3 years of experience and have passed a stringent exam. They are trained to identify weak and problematic branches that when removed will not harm but strengthen your tree.
When is the best time to trim a tree?
As with tree removal, tree trimming is best performed between late fall and early spring (when trees are dormant). This allows trees to grow back much stronger in the spring. Furthermore, diseases and insects are also dormant in the winter, so they won’t attack freshly trimmed areas.
How often should my tree be trimmed?
A typical tree trimming cycle is between 3 and 5 years, but it also depends on the size and species of the tree (as well as how healthy it is).
How much does tree trimming cost?
As with tree removal, the cost of tree trimming depends on several factors including:
Additionally, the presence of disease or insects may affect the cost because the weakened branches pose a higher risk for climbers.
What is crown-tree reduction and why is it so important?
Crown-tree reduction, or tree-crown thinning, is the practice of intentionally removing excess branches. Done correctly, it will allow more sunlight and airflow to reach the interior of your tree and improve its health and growth. It should only be conducted by a professional as removing the wrong branches can cause irreparable damage or leave it vulnerable to infection.
Can old trees be trimmed?
Yes! However, trimming of mature trees needs to be done more carefully as their cuts heal more slowly. Furthermore, trimming done right when the tree is young prevents the need for structural corrections later on. Thus, trimming of mature trees tends to focus on size management and deadwood removal.