A tree that is improperly pruned is an eyesore, and can leave your yard looking disheveled and uncared for. More importantly, failure to have your trees properly pruned can cause long term health problems for the trees, and potentially cause the death of the tree itself.
We prune trees throughout the Snohomish County Area for one or more of these following reasons: aesthetics, safety, and tree health.
Aesthetics: Pruning a tree helps it to maintain its shape and health. By removing small branches or unsightly limbs, as well as by crown raising, you are able to give your tree a natural, beautiful, and still functional appearance.
Safety: Dead branches, cracked limbs, or hanging branches present a safety hazard. If those limbs fall on a passerby or on a member of your family, serious injuries could be sustained — such injuries can even result in a lawsuit. By removing these branches, you are ensuring the safety of your loved ones and property — many a dead limb has fallen during a wind storm to land on fences, vehicles, utility lines, and even gone through windows.
Health: Just like everyone, a tree needs a little bit of TLC to stay in tip top shape. Thinning the crown by removing unnecessary branches helps to improve airflow. This means that wind stress is less of a factor for the tree, and also lessens the chances of branches crossing or rubbing together — a situation that can expose the tree to disease or weaken the limbs. Such branches should be pruned out.
Here are some of the steps we will follow when pruning your tree (this may vary depending upon the type of tree and its location and previous care):
Warning: If you have used a pruner that has removed more than 25-33% of your tree in any given year, then your tree is now susceptible to long term damage. The more mature your tree was at the time of the pruning, the more likely it will have had adverse effects. This is why it is so vital to have a qualified tree expert — so that your tree can remain healthy and beautiful for many years to come. Our professional tree care staff may be able to rectify and repair some damage.
Our qualified tree professionals know the correct methods for pruning all species of trees, from evergreen to flowering ornamental. If you have a tree or trees that need pruning in the Snohomish County Area, give us a call to schedule a free estimate.