It’s amazing how trees grow and thrive in nature. You don’t see anyone going deep into the forest to trim those large pines, do you? Well, landscape trees — the ones we have on our properties — are quite different. They’re domesticated like our pets and they need extra love and attention.
So how can you love your tree? Start by trimming it regularly (once a year in most cases). But before you start attempting to give your green family member a haircut, make sure you know how to do it. And if you feel overwhelmed, you can always call B&G Property Maintenance for your tree trimming needs in Miami.
Let’s get started, shall we?
- 1. Why do We Perform Tree Trimming?
We trim trees the same reason we take care of our health by exercising, eating right, or visiting the dentist. It’s a means of prevention. We also do it for safety reasons and, of course, for aesthetic.
Proper trimming of a tree will maintain good health, plus make it a beautiful addition to any landscaping. When we shape the tree and remove broken branches, the tree looks neat and well taken care of.
- 2. When do We Perform Tree Trimming?
It’s time to perform tree trimming in Miami at any time of the year. But tree trimming in Miami is most important just before storm seasons. The removal of weak, diseased, or dead limbs can be the difference between a broken window and not-broken window. You know what we mean?
The only time you don’t want to perform tree trimming is when you notice that the tree has a form of disease that is passed on while pruning, like oak wilting. Consult an arborist if you have any doubts.
Another time to consider is right after spring which is when trees spend a lot of energy growing and expanding. Pruning just after this time can be stressful, so just be mindful.
- 3. How Should We Trim?
There are four proper methods of tree trimming. Here’s what you want to ask for if you’re hiring someone to perform tree trimming in Miami for your trees.
- Cleaning – this is the removal of dead, dying, or weak limbs from the crown of a tree.
- Thinning – this process is what you’ll see most often. This is when you selectively prune the tree in increase light penetration, air movement through the crown, and improve structure.
- Raising – this is when you remove the lower branches from a tree to provide clearance for buildings, vehicles, pedestrians, or vista.
- Reduction – is when you reduce the tree’s height or spread while maintaining its form and integrity.
Best of luck with your tree trimming project. As always, if there’s anything we can do to help you during the process, please call us at 305-370-8176.