The Importance Of Proper Tree Care

The importance of proper tree careYour property’s biggest natural asset may be its trees. By using professional tree trimming services, you can keep their value and maintain good neighbor relations. Neglected trees, especially those near property lines or streets can be a major source of neighbor conflicts. You can steer clear of such conflicts by maintaining healthy and well-trimmed trees.

Although trees can provide much sought after shade in the summer months, they can also be especially damaging to roofs. Your neighbor may hold you responsible for any damage caused by your tree. Although your neighbor has a right to trim the tree from her side of the property, it is in your best interest to hire a professional to do the tree trimming for you. The last thing you need is for your neighbor or you to fall attempting to trim back the branches of your tree.

Privacy is great, but trees overhanging the fence are not. This is one of the most common neighbor complaints. As most fences are a shared cost, neighbors are quick to be concerned about the effect of an overgrown tree branches resting near or on the fence. When the tree is trimmed, it is important not to have more weight on one side of the tree than the other.

Overgrown trees can also block sunlight that your lawn and gardens need to be healthy. Make sure the trimming is done correctly because over time, such an off-kilter tree may fall over or even uproot itself. One way to ensure this doesn’t happen is to hire a professional and get permission from your neighbor to access their yard. If you have been diligent in maintaining your trees along the fence line, when it comes time to replace the fence you are likely to have a very cooperative neighbor.

Professional tree trimmers not only keep you safe but advise you on how to keep your trees healthy. Before the storm season, it is also a good idea to have your trees assessed for potential risks. Tree trimmers have been trained to recognize which limbs pose a risk of breaking. Fallen tree limbs can cause major damage to cars, roofs, windows and even injury to people or pets.

Although no one likes to sacrifice a tree, there are times that tree removal is required. An older tree with deep and invasive roots may be causing damage to your or your neighbor’s plumbing or foundation. Or perhaps you have a diseased tree. Whatever the case, you may be faced with the decision of tree removal.

In extreme cases, you may need emergency service, so be sure to discuss the reasons and process for the removal of the tree with your neighbor. This will help ensure smooth relations and make the tree removal process easier. Removing a tree, especially a large tree, is no easy feat and a small miscalculation can result in property damage or injury and even death. This job is definitely best left to the professionals.