As a home- or landowner, you know the perks of having a beautifully maintained tree on your property. A well-maintained tree can add thousands of dollars to your property value and the overall appeal of your home.
For the most part, trees can grow and develop on their own, with little to no intervention from us. But occasionally, it’s important that we step in to perform simple maintenance in order to keep our trees healthy and hazard-free.
Tree trimming comes with a whole host of benefits, some of them surprising. Read on to find out more.
1. Boost Your Curb Appeal
If you’re someone who likes to entertain, or maybe you’re planning on selling your home in the future, the overall look of your home from the outside is incredibly important. It doesn’t matter how well maintained your garden is, whether or not your window boxes are blooming, if your tree isn’t well maintained it’s going to be an eyesore.
Guests and potential buyers will be more inclined to want to take a peek at the inside of your home if the outside of it is in top shape. In order to get there, you’ve got to start trimming your trees regularly.
2. Get More Natural Light (and Warmth!)
Trees are great at keeping your home cooler during the summer when the cost of cooling your home would usually be outrageous. But our homes aren’t the only thing trees can block light from.
Trees with excessive leaves can block the sun from getting to your garden or other landscaping needs. With regular tree trimming, you can ensure that your garden gets the sunlight it needs while still protecting your home from the sun’s damaging rays.
Also, a little more sunlight on your house in winter can help lower your heating costs!
3. Nurture Your Tree’s Health
Trees have been working hard at keeping themselves healthy on their own since the dawn of time, right? Why should they need human intervention to stay healthy?
In truth, keeping trees healthy can be a big challenge. Trees that are overgrown tend to weigh heavily on tree trunks, causing them undue stress and damage. Without proper care, limbs get too heavy and break off, causing an open wound on the tree that welcomes pests and mold.
Regular tree trimming ensures that the trunk will be able to support the weight of the branches.
4. Kick Pests to the Curb
When trees become overgrown and damaged, they’re more likely to become diseased and die. The first part of the trees to show signs of illness are the branches, and pests love to nest in dead, diseased wood.
If you take the time to regularly trim your tree, you’re getting rid of those dead bits that pests love to nest in before they start to do the nesting.
The fewer pests that take up residence on your property mean the fewer pests that invade your home.
5. Improve the Growth and Bloom Production of Your Tree
It’s no secret that trees take their sweet time when it comes to growing and blooming. But, you can speed up the growth and development of your tree when you trim it regularly.
When a tree has damaged, crowded limbs, it doesn’t have a chance to grow correctly. The progress of your tree will slow down and the blooms won’t be as abundant.
When you practice regular tree cutting, you can help your tree trigger growth in the correct weather conditions. Their leaves will grow in fully and any blooms will be abundant.
Every tree has different pruning needs, which is why working with a professional is best.
6. Lessen the Homeowner Liability with Tree Cutting
Overgrown trees are dangerous. No one expects accidents to happen on their property, but turning a blind eye is not a good risk management solution.
Heavy, overgrown limbs are at risk for breaking and falling. If you’re lucky, they’ll fall on the ground and no one will get hurt. If you’re not so lucky, it could be much worse.
Falling limbs can damage your home in a way that’s prohibitively expensive to repair. They can take out powerlines and cause electrical or fire hazards. They can even fall on people and cause injuries or even death.
If the tree is on your property, it’s your responsibility. Take care of it before it becomes a bigger problem.
7. Trimming Trees Saves You Cash
At the end of the day, a healthy tree saves you money. When you invest in proper tree care and maintenance, you’re saving yourself the headache and money that damage control costs.
It’s less expensive to take care of a healthy tree now than it is to fix or completely remove a dead or dying tree. Preventative maintenance is more budget-friendly than paying for damage that your tree does to your property, the powerlines, or another person.
Reap the Long-Term Tree Trimming Benefits
If you want to make sure your home or property stays safe, beautiful, and healthy, you need to start regular tree trimming. But it’s a job you should always leave to professionals. Attempting to trim your tree yourself is a surefire way to cause further injury or damage to yourself or your property.
Every year, hire a specialist to come to your home and assess what needs to be done to keep your trees healthy. Not doing so puts you at risk of property damage, pest infection, and costly repairs.
For more information about how to take care of your trees, or to hire one of our specialists, contact us today!