One of the most satisfying parts of being a homeowner is maintaining your landscape. In fact, gardening is so popular that the number of home gardens increased from 4 million to 37 million between the years of 2008 and 2013. However, when it comes to taking good care of their trees, not many people are willing to spend very much time. Possibly, this is because many people are clueless when it comes to pruning their trees and they do not realize how much pleasure they will derive from caring for their trees. Let's take a moment to discuss 3 crucial pieces of equipment for tree pruning and the importance of hiring a certified Edmonton professional, such as the expert arborists at Chipps Tree Care services. But first, let's talk about why taking care of your trees is so important.
Why Is Tree Care So Important?
Pruning is often associated with creating a more visually pleasing aesthetic, and this is especially the case when it comes to trees that are on your property. However, there are several other reasons why pruning your trees is so important that you might not even think of.
Pruning Eliminates Hazards
Trees endure a lot of different changes in weather. During these changes, the branches may lose their strength and become severely weakened; this weakness can easily put you or your loved ones in danger if the branch happens to suddenly break off. In fact, dead branches are often responsible for crushing cars and breaking power lines.
Pruning Treats Disease
Believe it or not, trees can become sick just like humans, and in many cases, healthy trees can contract diseases. This can eventually lead to the death of a tree. By carefully pruning, you can save the health portions; however, if a tree dies, you will need to hire an expert tree removal service.
3 Crucial Pieces of Equipment
Hedge Shears: This tool shapes and removes all excess growth; it has a variety of blades and handle styles that you can choose from. It is also extendable for reach.
Loppers: These tools are used for branches up to 2 ½ inches in thickness; they are especially useful for vines, nut trees and fruit trees. Their blades are very thick.
Pruning Saws: Saws cut what loppers cannot and are also available in various styles. Their handles may be fixed or folded.
While you could run out and purchase your pruning equipment from the nearest hardware store, it's important that you keep safety in mind – tree pruning can be very dangerous. In the U.S. alone, over one hundred people are killed each year by falling trees. Not only can you possibly be injured by a falling branch, but you could also injure yourself with the equipment if you are not prudent, and this is why many people choose to hire a professional. ISA certified individuals have over 3 years of work experience managing and maintaining urban Edmonton trees. Their pruning services includes removing dead, diseased or damaged branches from trees to prevent decay and insects from entering into the equation. They can also take measures to stimulate growth.
Tree pruning can do a lot for your property. Not only does it ensure that your family remains safe, but healthy trees can also increase curb appeal greatly. They key is to work with certified professionals who have an ample amount of experience.