Time to Trim and Prune Your Trees

Once the leaves have fallen from your trees, it is a perfect time to get to work trimming and pruning. Fall is a great time to remove limbs that are showing signs of disease or thin out branches that have become too dense. Before the colder, more volatile weather of winter hits, take the time to give your trees the trimming they need. Here are a few good reasons why:

  • Dead branches and “widow makers” should be removed before a storm hits. Those branches are likely to come loose and fall during a storm, possibly causing injury or property damage.
  • Thinning the crown of the tree can help reduce pest problems. Thick branches can make a safe haven for insects and other pests; reduce the thick branches for increased health.
  • Remove any branches touching your home. Not only do these branches pose a risk for damage during a storm, they give pests access to your house. This includes fungus and mildew that can damage your siding or roof.
  • Pruning can improve the health of your trees while helping monitor their growth. Expert pruning can enhance the shape and beauty of your trees.
  • Improve your view by removing branches that are blocking your line of sight. This includes aesthetic views as well as views of your driveway and other access points to your property for security purposes.

Trimming and pruning trees can benefit your trees and your property, but it should be done by a professional. Removing large limbs can be hazardous and you want to ensure you are not harming your trees accidentally. Call your local tree service to perform your fall pruning for your safety and the health of your trees.

Posted on behalf of:
Absolute Arbor Care
Athens, GA
(706) 340-1539

Be Prepared For Your Tree Service Appointment

There are some preparations which should be addressed before hiring a tree professional to service your trees. Whether you are having a tree removed from your property or just having some tree pruning done, there are ways to ensure the appointment goes smoothly. While most professional tree service companies will do their best to protect your property from harm when they are doing their job, you can help them with a few precautions. 

Sprinklers, Septic Systems and Drain Fields

If you have any plumbing in your yard that is delicate, such as sewer pipes, septic systems, irrigation or a drain field, you need to let your tree professional know what areas to avoid. Some tree projects may involve heavy equipment which could crush delicate plumbing. 

Remove Outdoor Furniture Or Ornaments

If you have lawn furniture or other decorative items in your yard, it may be best to remove them before your tree service arrives. A falling limb can crush your favorite lawn statue or lounge chair, so it is better just to move them until the job is complete. 

Keep Kids And Pets Indoors

Don’t put your dogs, cats or kids at risk while the tree professionals are at work in your yard. Keep pets and kids inside while they do their job, both to protect them and to give the workers space to do their job without worrying about hurting a member of your family. 

By doing a little preparation of your property before the tree service arrives, there is less chance of any unfortunate accidents occurring. This can ensure they can do their work quickly and effectively, while your family and property is kept safe from harm.

Posted on behalf of BAM Tree Service

A Falling Tree Is No Laughing Matter

If you have ever watched any of the many shows highlighting home videos with funny outcomes, you have surely seen what happens when while an amateur tries to act as their own tree service. Caught on video are scores of people topping, limbing and trying to fall trees, with disastrous, albeit funny, results. Of course, these videos are only funny when you are not the person falling a dozen or more feet to the ground or having a tree crush your personal property. For the stars of the video, it is an expensive and often painful lesson learned the hard way. 

Leave Tree Service To The Professionals

There are many factors which go into tree trimming and tree removal, making it a job for a professional, not an amateur. While it may look easy enough, it can be very dangerous work. A qualified tree professional has the experience and tools to do the job correctly and safely, plus has the necessary insurance to cover any mishaps if they were to occur. Some good reasons to call a professional for any tree service you need performed: 

  • Safety. One slip while climbing a tree or while using a saw can be painful and expensive.
     
  • Mathematics. Topping and falling trees requires understanding the mathematics and science that are used to get trees to fall in the direction that is intended.
     
  • Equipment. Professional tree services have the necessary tools and equipment to do the job safely and correctly. 

While everyone seems to enjoy watching while someone else tries to cut down a tree on their own and ends up with a flattened roof, don’t become entertainment for the masses. Have your trees trimmed and felled by professionals who will get the job done without risking your safety or the condition of your property.

Posted on behalf of BAM Tree Experts