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Creating An Inviting Yard

I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

5 Signs You Need To Cut Or Trim The Trees On Your Property

by Addison Washington

Trees can provide a lot of life to a property. However, they can also present serious problems. It's a good idea to contact a tree trimming service provider before those issues cause major trouble. Here are 5 indications it's time to cut or trim the trees on your property.

Limited Growth 

One of the earliest signs trees are going to have future problems is when they stop growing well. This is a natural process, and it happens whenever a tree either reaches the maximum height for its species or competition from nearby trees limits growth. It may also occur if a tree is unhealthy due to fungi, bug infestations, or other biological threats.

Watch the leaves and branches at the extremities. If the leaves at the far ends of the branches can't grow well anymore, the tree is likely expending too much energy keeping them. A trim can revitalize the tree by concentrating its energy in more productive limbs.

Property Damage

Unless your area has recently seen hurricane-force winds, there's no reason a healthy tree should lose branches big enough to cause property damage. This is even worse if the risk is to adjacent properties because you may face liability risk. If even small branches are hitting vehicles, buildings, or people, it's time for some tree cutting.

Misshapen Trees

Irregular growth occurs for a host of reasons. A healthy tree might not get enough sunlight on one side, for example. A misshapen tree could pose a hazard down the road. Likewise, it probably won't be the most visually appealing thing on your property. Reshaping the tree with trimming will rebalance the weight on the plant, reducing the odds it'll become too heavy to one side.


Some trees can grow very aggressively. This is especially the case if they're packed in with other trees. You can judge density by whether you can see the sky at all while standing under the trees. If you're not even seeing a peep of the sky, it may be time to thin the branches or even the tress.

Storm Damage

If there are trees near anything valuable on your property, always check those after storms go through. This is particularly true if the trees are tall and near houses or other important buildings. A health tree may hold onto a busted branch for a while, so never assume all is good just because nothing fell down. Look for branches that are hanging awkwardly and signs of damage to the trunk.

Contact a tree trimming service in your area for more information.