How Maintenance Promotes Healthy Growth
Trees grow without much interference, but they do not always grow sustainably. Maintenance such as tree trimming, pruning, and cabling help promote sustainable development.
Tree Trimming and Pruning
Tree care professionals perform pruning or trimming for different results. Removing branches growing in the wrong direction or dead and diseased branches defines tree pruning. Tree trimming removes overgrowth and promotes curb appeal.
The best time to trim trees in mid to late winter, dead or diseased branches can be removed any time throughout the year. Trees' growth is dormant during the winter months. Trimming them back during an inactive phase encourages proper growth in spring when the growing phase begins.
Tree trimming keeps tree branches back from structures, fence lines, or property lines. Professionals will also trim away green shoots or young stems. Trimming promotes the sustainable growth of existing branches and creates a symmetrical, uniform shape of the tree.
Tree health is maintained with pruning. When trees go without pruning, multiple branches or trunks can develop. Multiple splits create a point of weakness in the tree, putting it at risk of damage from wind and storms. Weak points can break, exposing the inner working of the tree, making it vulnerable to infestations or disease.
If you purchase a property with older trees that grew with many splits, you can inquire with your local tree care professionals about tree cabling.
A preventative measure for mature trees with significant splits is tree cabling. There are two cabling methods - one uses anchors driven into the tree, and the other utilizes external rigging only. Which way is best will depend heavily on the type of tree, the significance of the splits, and your climate.
Cabling uses a minimum of two branch splits anchored to one another. Tension is pulled between the split trunks to lessen the stress and any acting force on the weak point.
Tree Care Services Protect Property
Performing tree care not only benefits the tree but protects your property. Tree branches that hang over structures can cause damage. Branches can scratch or displace roofing shingles or siding. During the fall season, tree branches that hang close to a roof drop debris and leaves, clog gutters and collect on roofs.
Unkept branches can easily break and fall on fences, sheds, cars, and your home. Structures on your property are an investment, and you want to protect them. Maintaining your landscape is the best preventative measure you can take. Consult with your local tree professionals to determine the best maintenance schedule for your property.
Necessary Tree Removal
When trees are diseased, infested, or extensively damaged, they need to be removed. We recommend any medium to a large tree be removed by your local tree professionals.
During the tree removal process, branches fall and move as parts of the tree are cut away. Without proper training and knowledge, tree removal can be a dangerous task for a homeowner. When tackling large trees, professionals will use a range of equipment and tools. Trucks with large extension buckets, ropes and pullies, chainsaws, protective pants, and helmets are frequently required.
After the tree removal process, the tree's stump can be removed or ground down to ensure a safe property, free of tree stumps and root systems. Depending on the size of the tree removed, you may need to backfill the area with topsoil to create a level surface.
Choosing Peoria Trees' Tree Care Service
Our team has years of experience and will provide you with high-quality tree care to keep your landscape healthy and safe. Contact us today to set up your appointment by calling (309) 273-1100.