To keep trees healthy and beautiful in your property, tree trimming may be required. There are, in fact, many tree trimming tips you can find online, but nothing could be better than those tips given to you by a reliable tree contractor. Of course, it is always the top priority to get a professional do tree trimming for you. But if you have to do it on your own for whatever reason, then it’s best to know what to do.
Tree trimming is the process of removing dead and decaying branches of a tree. You may wonder why you even need to have tree trimming done at all when trees can survive in forests and mountains for hundreds of years without anyone maintaining them. Of course, you have to realize that trees located where humans are should be taken extra care of. They can cause damage to property or hurt people when they become unhealthy or hazardous.
When you trim the dead or decaying branches, then your tree will have space to grow newer, healthier ones. It can help tree growth, especially if you have a fruit or flower-bearing tree. It also makes your tree much safer as you won’t have to worry about branches falling down on your property during severe weather conditions.
When you have to do tree trimming on your own, here are some tips you can keep in mind:
1. Secure necessary permits. If you’re doing simple tree pruning, you may not need a permit anymore in some cases. But if you’re getting a tree trimmed, then some local governments require work permits. Truth is, more often than not, tree trimming needs to be done by licensed tree contractors.
2. Clear the area that surrounds the tree. You don’t want any damage to your property or hurt anyone as you trim the tree. Branches would fall down as you trim them so you must be sure the area is clear first.
3. Wear safety gear. When climbing up a tree to trim it, you must wear safety gear. Even if you consider yourself a skilled tree climber as you’ve done it hundreds of times as a kid, it can be a different thing when you’re carrying a heavy chainsaw and need to work on cutting down branches while on top of the tree. Better be safe than sorry.
4. Call a contractor! Last but definitely not the least, even if it was mentioned above that might actually attempt to trim a tree on your own, this is not recommended at all. It is best to call a tree contractor to make sure the process is done safely and properly.
Even when on a tight budget, you can get a reliable contractor to help you out with your tree trimming needs. Aardvark Tree Service has been in the tree business for so many years that our clientele has grown greatly, mostly through word of mouth. We make sure our work is done professionally and properly at all times. We offer free estimates so if you need service done in your property, just call us and we’ll let you know how much it would approximately cost. We service areas in and around Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Ormond Beach, and New Smyrna Beach. You may reach us at 386-233-5069 for a free quote.
Jon is a 20-year tree professional, and has a passion for serving Volusia County with the finest tree service in the market.