Tree Services in Richmond, Chesterfield, Midlothian, and Bon Air

UNPARALLELED TREE TRIMMING SERVICE IN RICHMOND, VA

Trees, like pets, are a beautiful addition to any home; and just like pets, they need to be taken care of from time to time. Tree trimming is a yearly rite where branches are cut off from trees to make them healthier, prevent accidents caused by falling branches, and give room for new growth or to give the tree a particular shape.

IS TREE TRIMMING NECESSARY?

Tree trimming is necessary to prevent old or weak branches from falling and causing damage to property or injuring people.

Aesthetics are another reason to trim your trees. However, make sure you’re cutting in line with the tree’s natural shape to get the best results.

Annual tree trimming to remove weak or dead limbs (best done during the dormant season), enhances growth and improves the health of your trees. Sometimes, your tree needs to have a few leaves and small branches removed to optimize air and sunlight for the rest of the tree.

WHEN SHOULD YOU TRIM YOUR TREE?

The best time to trim your tree is at the end of winter or early spring. Tree trimming at these times help to rid the tree of old branches just in time for the new buds to form.

Note: You should never trim your trees when the weather is extremely cold during the fall, or when it’s raining. For the best results, trim when the sun is out, and the limbs are dry.

If you notice any of these things, at any time of the year, you should trim immediately:

  1. The tree has a dead limb or poses a danger to people or property.
  2. The branches are interfering with power lines. You should call a local utility company to handle this.
  3. The tree obstructs visibility for pedestrians and motorists.

SHOULD YOU CALL AN EXPERT OR DO IT YOURSELF?

This depends on several factors. You can trim your trees yourself if you have the right equipment (including safety equipment) and the branches you want to trim are between 1 and 4 inches wide. If the branches are larger than 4 inches or you have trouble accurately assessing the situation, it’s best to contact an arborist.

At Stratton Landscaping and Tree Removal Company Chesterfield VA, we have the tools and the expertise to give your trees the care they deserve. Contact us to claim your free consultation if you need an assessment or want our expert arborists to work on your tree.