Trimming that oversized tree in your front or back yard is a classic example of a task that is put off indefinitely until it becomes so unmanageable it's practically an emergency. But before you head to the tool shed to grab a ladder and a saw, consider a smarter way to go about trimming your home's trees: having them trimmed professionally. Take a look below for just a few of the biggest reasons why you shouldn't procrastinate in calling a local arborist.
Stimulating the Growth of Other Trees and Plants
Ironically, the growth of one large tree can directly impact the trees and plants around it in a negative way. One example of this is when shade created by the tree blocks crucial access to sunlight. Having a tree trimmed can reverse this, and allow smaller trees and plants to flourish. Whether you have small plants that line your driveway or a backyard garden near a tree, it is well worth it to have a larger tree trimmed to let in a little more light.
Avoiding Sudden Damage and Danger
A tree that goes untrimmed for years on end will almost certainly have large branches that are dead, but have not yet fallen off the tree itself. Yet all it takes is a strong wind to snap off a heavy branch and cause it to come crashing down. Having this happen on your property can cause thousands of dollars in damage (whether to tiles or flashing on a roof or to a parked car under the tree) and pose significant danger. Having a tree trimmed means getting rid of any dead debris that may put you in harm's way.
Increasing Curb Appeal and Property Value
A large tree that is not regularly trimmed can be more than just an eyesore in and of itself. Whether the tree is in the middle of your front yard or dominates a corner of your backyard, it can have a significant effect on how others view your home. If you are preparing to sell your home in the near future, don't underestimate how much value you can bring simply by having a tree that is properly trimmed. Instead of seeing a nuisance that needs to be removed, potential buyers are likely to envision the benefits the tree provides instead: a source of shade on hot days, a shelter for local birds and wildlife, and an aesthetic complement to any home.
For more information on tree trimming, contact a company near you.