Any homeowner with a sizable backyard knows how much time and effort it takes to groom it so that it looks presentable to onlookers and visitors, especially in Palm Harbor, Florida, where you have to care for your yard throughout the entire year.
One of the many tasks you’ll complete while grooming your yard, in addition to mowing the lawn and raking the leaves, is trimming the trees. Although tree trimming is usually done for aesthetic purposes, at least from an average homeowner’s perspective, it’s actually an important part of keeping your trees in good health.
With that said, here’s how tree trimming can improve your trees’ health.
Dead or dying branches on your trees aren’t only possible signs of disease, but they can also pose a risk of harming your family or damaging your property. To prevent further decay of your trees, or to reduce the risk of branches falling from above and causing serious injury or damage, trim all the ranches that are dead or dying.
Just because a tree is big and bushy doesn’t mean it has a strong structure. Actually, the opposite is true – it has a weaker structure. When a tree grows without being properly trimmed, it develops broad and weak branches. Trimming your trees prevents these branches from crossing each other and competing for space within the crown. This allows your tree’s structure to strengthen, and it improves the overall appearance.
Trees are like humans; the more sunlight and fresh air they’re exposed to, the better it is for their overall health. Not only that, but a trimmed tree will also allow more sunlight to reach plants and flowers at ground level, allowing them to thrive because of it. Although you might simply think trimming a tree is solely about tree care, it improves the health of your entire yard’s ecosystem.
For more information about tree care, learn about the tree trimming basics for new homeowners or contact us at (727) 478-2864.