How To Prune A Tree: Part 6

Top Tree LLC has been pruning trees in the Tri-Cities for many years. Sometimes, your trees need just a little maintenance. However, there are times when they need more than that. Here is part 1 of our series on pruning your trees.

Shaping Your Trees
Probably the most basic reason for pruning your trees is to give them a pleasant and appealing shape. There is nothing better, as a homeowner, than having a well manicured yard. This keeps your property value higher, neighbors happy, and when you pull into your driveway, you can feel good about how your home looks.

Finding someone who can keep your trees looking good can be challenging. Not everyone has the knack for skillfully shaping trees. We have specially trained arborists that can make your trees look awesome. It’s really that simple.

While you are shaping your trees, you will want to resist the urge to just cut straight across the top. This is called “topping” and will cause more damage than you realize. If you top your tree, you will cause an undue amount of stress, cause the tree to decay on top, as well as be susceptible to sunburn. Yes, trees actually sunburn.

Topping is Expensive
The cost of topping your tree will not end with you paying whoever you do to do it. Your tree will need to be pruned within a few years to clean up the appearance after the tree grows out. Another reason topping is expensive is because it can actually lower your property values. Having healthy, well-maintained trees can add anywhere between 10% and 20% to your home’s value.

Conclusion
Here at Top Tree, we strive to be your preferred tree maintenance provider. We have specially trained arborists in the Tri-Cities that will show your trees the utmost care. Whether you need trees removed, trees trimmed, or just regular care, we will be here for you.