As we start to head towards the end of summer is important to start preparing for the fall and winter months. While it may seem that spring and summer have a much larger impact on your landscaping and gardening, preparing correctly could have a huge correlation to growth in the spring. We wanted to visit with you a little bit today about tree trimming. Although this may not seem like the most glamorous topic, it can have a huge impact on the health of your trees and the look of your landscaping. Having a knowledgeable company trim your trees could have a lasting impact on the health and growth of your tree.
Tree Trimming For Health
The number one reason to trim your trees is to keep your trees healthy. By periodically trimming small and low hanging limbs, you allow your tree to grow in a much healthier way. Tree trimming also allows you to keep diseases from spreading. Periodically, insects and diseases can affect the health of your tree. If you work hard to keep your tree trimmed correctly, it can help keep these diseases from spreading. A skilled tree trimming service, such as Mankin and Sons, can also help keep branches growing in the correct direction. If you do not keep an eye on what direction limbs are growing, they could potentially grow too close together and cause issues. That leads to the second reason to trim your trees, safety.
Tree Trimming For Safety
A few weeks ago we shared with you an interview with one of our clients. A tree and become waterlogged from all the rain that we had gotten, and had fallen over. This tree had shallow roots because of where it was pointed but also had absorbed a lot of over time. Obviously, the amount of rain we have gotten the spring is a bit unusual. With all of the rain trees become waterlogged, both the tree itself and the leaves absorb water so they can grow but too much water can make a tree heavy. When a tree becomes too heavy on top it can cause the tree to fall. Trimming the tree can also help direct the tree which direction to grow.
Tree Trimming For Shape
A lot of factors going into determining what direction a tree or plant will grow. We all remember the experiment we did in elementary school, or we planted seeds next to a window and watched to see how the plant grew towards the window and the sunlight. If you turn the plant 180° it would soon start growing the other direction again toward the sun. This is just one factor in determining what direction the tree will grow. A strong tree trimming service can prune branches and help direct the tree in growing the safest and healthiest way possible. While you do not want to affect the tree very much, it is important to help keep the tree from growing towards dangerous situations.
Mankin tree service is a sister company to Mankin and sons Gardens. If you wish to have someone come and look at your trees, please stop by our location on North first and visit with one of our staff. They would love to set up a visit and see how they can help.