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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

Insight To Help You Keep Up Your Landscaping Trees And Their Health

by Addison Washington

The trees in your yard provide a big impact on your landscaping, the protection from the sun and wind, and a natural habitat for the community. In order to keep your trees providing these valuable resources, make sure you keep them in healthy condition, trim them when needed, and know when to remove a tree. The following provides you with some recommendations and tips to trim your yard tree to keep them healthy and maintained for a great-looking yard.

Use the Right Tools

When you need to trim or prune your trees, you need to start off with the right tools to help you do this important job. You can't use a chainsaw on your entire tree trimming project, but instead, should plan to have a selection of different pruners and trimming implements depending on the type of branch you are trimming. 

Opt for a trimming that allows you to remain on the ground for safety. If you need to reach up higher into the tree, look for an extendable pole saw pruner to do the reaching for you. For smaller shoots and thin branches, a hand pruner is adequate to snip off the branches cleanly without tearing any of the wood. Long-handled loppers are recommended to trim thicker branches that your hand pruner won't cut through. Just make sure your trimming and cutting tools are still sharp each time you use them, otherwise consider replacing them or have them sharpened for clean cuts every time.

Use the Proper Methods

Once you have the right tools for the tree pruning and trimming, make sure you know exactly when your tree can handle the trimming and do it at the right time of year. Some trees require full pruning in the early spring before the sap begins to flow. Otherwise, you can complete pruning for removing dead branches in the late summer and early fall. This timing will help you determine which areas of the tree are dead or dying so you can remove them without harming the live areas.

If you are trimming for a specific shape on the tree, you will look for growth buds along the branch to see where the new branches will grow from. When you know which part of the branch you want to remove, cut just above the growth bud so you remove the section that is no longer needed. Make sure that you make each cut vertically so the stump is not prone to disease. 

For larger trees and their trimming and removal, consider hiring a specialized tree service to do the work. They will have the right equipment to reach the higher branches to safely remove them and reduce the chance of injury or damage to your property. Then, for a full tree and stump removal, they have the equipment to haul away the branches and grind away the stump from the soil.

Reach out to a company like Ever Green Tree Services & Landscaping to learn more.