What Not To Do When Tree Trimming

When it comes to maintaining the health and appearance of your trees, investing in quality tree trimming remains crucial.

Though many homeowners trim their own trees in an effort to save money, without the right equipment and experience, improper pruning can result in irreparable damage to your health, your yard, your property and your wallet!

From incorrect trimming techniques to trimming during the wrong season, there are several ways you could cause damage and even death to your foliage.

Here are four things you shouldn’t do when trimming your trees:

  1. Use The Wrong Technique: Without the proper pruning equipment, you can damage your trees and put yourself at risk for injury. It’s important to have a tree trimming specialist who knows the trimming techniques needed for your type of tree and what to do to avoid injury while maintaining your tree’s health.
  2. Not Clean Your Equipment: Much like equipment used in the healthcare field, machinery used during tree trimming must be sanitized before and after each use. This helps to prevent spreading disease or infestations from one tree to another.
  3. Trim Too Much: Over pruning your trees is a common issue seen with homeowners who trim their own trees. While it may seem like a good idea to create less work in the future, pruning too much of your tree at once can have a serious impact on your tree’s growth and overall health. A lack of branches can affect a tree’s nutrient intake and ability to thrive in its environment.
  4. Topping: Topping a tree is when people chop off the top of a tree in an effort to control its height. This process can actually be very harmful to your tree and leave it vulnerable to the elements — which could result in death.

Pruning your trees can be an overwhelming process, and there are several tips you need to keep in mind when doing so. Make sure to reach out to an experienced tree trimming specialist to make sure the job gets done right and safely.

For more information about tree trimming from the experts at Trierweiler Tree Service, please contact us here or call us directly at 269.953.5193.