The trees in your yard are one of the central aspects of your landscaping design, and provide a majestic natural aesthetic to your yard and garden. However, like all plants, trees need to be properly cared, and tree trimming is an essential part of maintaining the trees in your yard. Understanding the reasons why you should trim your trees should encourage you to make tree trimming a regular part of your landscaping and yard maintenance routine.
The main reason why you would want to have the trees in your yard and garden trimmed back is for safety considerations. Large and overgrown trees are at a much greater risk of being damaged in storms, which can cause branches to fall off and cause damage to either you and your family or the structure of your home.
Beyond large branches falling off, trees that overhang your roof will deposit a great deal of organic debris on your roof over time, which will increase the amount of wear and tear that your roof experiences and the amount of maintenance and cleaning that you will have to perform.
Beyond reducing the amount of wear and tear that your home and other nearby structures may experience, trimming your tree branches down can be beneficial to the view that you have from your home, or can make your landscaping design look cleaner and more well-kept. This is especially important if you are thinking of selling your home in the near future, as trimmed trees can boost your curb appeal by making your yard seem neater and providing a better view of your house from the street.
Improved Tree Health
Another key advantage of having your trees trimmed is the fact that it will improve the underlying health of your trees by allowing for a greater amount of air circulation and sunlight to reach the tree. It will also help prevent your tree from blocking rainfall and sunlight from reaching other, smaller plants which may be underneath or next to your tree branches. Further, for trees that carry fruit, this improved health can result in larger crop yields or even the increased size of individual fruits on your tree.
In addition, if you find signs of disease or rot in a certain section of your tree, having that section trimmed off and removed by an arborist can stop the spread of disease within that particular tree, not to mention other trees in the area.