Tree Trimming: What to Do (And What to Avoid!) For Your Trees

While in many cases, Mother Nature would really prefer to have no human interaction (looking at you, alligators!) there are sometimes when nature could use a little human assistance. Just one of those examples is tree trimming. Tree trimming properly can help your trees grow to be much stronger and healthier than trees left to their own devices, but the key is to complete your tree trimming correctly. Otherwise, you might be doing more harm than good. Here at Central Florida Tree Care, we want to share with you some tips for proper tree trimming and some common mistakes that you should avoid.

Tree Trimming

First, tree trimming should be done on a regular basis, just like trimming your own hair. When you wait too long to trim your tree, it can start growing in unruly ways that you’ll have to remove carefully. Tree trimming can be done by a careful DIYer along with the help of a professional. Consulting with a professional on how often, how much and where to do your tree trimming isn’t just a good idea, but will keep you safe.

Second, make sure you don’t do your tree trimming too often. You shouldn’t be removing large sections of branches at once, especially on young trees. This can be as shocking to the tree as you going to the barber for a trim and coming home with a buzz cut! Trees are living things and will need time to recover from their trims.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, make sure you talk with a professional! Professional arborists know more about your trees and how to care for them, making them an invaluable source of information for your trees. If you have questions about tree trimming, we want to help! If you are thinking of removing a tree, we need you to put down the chainsaw and walk away! Tree removal should be left to professionals. If you have questions about tree trimming, let our team help. Contact us today with queries, questions, or appointment times. We look forward to hearing from you!