The Benefits of Trimming and Pruning Your Trees

Tree trimming and pruning has many benefits, both to the health of your tree, and the safety of those nearby. A regular tree maintenance plan will keep your trees healthy and thriving.

  1. Keeps People Safe – A dead branch can fall from a tree at any time. This can be incredibly dangerous for anyone interacting with or passing by the tree. The pruning process can also be dangerous depending on the location and size of the branches. That’s why you should always consult the opinion of a professional before moving forward.
  2. Maintain Structural Integrity – Pruning and trimming trees can help to maintain the structural integrity of the tree. When you trim and prune a tree you can force the tree to grow in a certain direction or configuration that will keep the tree in balance and away from dangerous elements, such as power lines. This will also help to stop the tree from growing in an unbalanced configuration, which could cause it to topple in high winds.
  3. Improve The Tree’s Aesthetics – If aesthetics are important to you and your landscape then pruning and trimming on a consistent basis will help keep the tree in line with your needs. By trimming certain branches you can also force the tree to grow in a certain direction, or assume a certain appearance. However, make sure not to prune too much of the tree as you can actually end up doing damage to the health of the tree.
  4. Keeps The Tree Healthy and Thriving – Removing dead or diseased branches from the tree can help keep the tree healthy, and reduce further infection. By removing certain branches you can also reduce broken branches that might occur in the future as the tree ages.

If your tree has competing branches you can also force a dominant branch, which will prevent the tree from breaking in heavy winds.

Working With A Utah Local Tree Pruning Expert

Tree pruning and trimming might seem like a simple process you can do yourself. However, if done incorrectly, or too quickly you can actually end up killing the tree.

That’s why working with a professional tree service team like Timberworx Tree service, is always a good idea. If you have trees on your property in the Salt Lake area, or throughout the Wasatch front, that require a trim, why don’t you give us a call at (801) 484-6237?