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Trees are one of nature’s greatest gifts. They provide oxygen while absorbing carbon dioxide. They reduce air pollution and serve as shelter for wildlife. Trees are also beautiful and can increase a property’s value by 14%. However, in order for such plants to thrive, they must be well taken care of. At GrassMasters, our professional arborists have extensive experience treating trees. Whether they need to be trimmed, pruned, or fully removed, trust our grounds care specialists to get the job done!
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You can say a lot about your style your property’s landscape design and shrubbery. If you’re lucky enough to have a tree in your yard, it is important to keep it well maintained. Trees naturally respond to their environment. If left untreated, their branches can go unruly and wild. Not only does this look bad, but overgrown plants can also be dangerous for your home.
Reasons to Regularly Trim Your Trees:
- Helps the tree grow
- Encourages fruit production
- Keeps your yard beautiful
- Prevents potential disease
- Removes dangerous dead branches
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While healthy, lush trees are beautiful, those that have died or are growing in a tight spot can be both a nuisance and a hazard on your residence. Environmental factors such as harsh storms, severe winds, and insects can all cause serious damage to a tree. A dead plant can be a liability and should be removed immediately.
Common Reasons for Tree Removal Include:
- Branches may fall and hurt your property
- Disease can spread from tree to other plants
- Dead trees can attract pests
- They are unattractive and can hurt land value
At GrassMasters, we want you to be able to enjoy every aspect of your home, including your outdoor landscape. For quality tree services you can trust, contact our arborists! Our professionals bring passion to each and every job. We provide pleasant, expedient tree services you can depend on!
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|Spring:||During spring, fertilize and water your trees so they grow strong and healthy in the summer. It’s a bad idea to prune most trees in the spring because they are actively growing branches, buds and leaves. However, it’s a good time to plant new trees, so do your shopping early so your tree is in the ground for the heavy spring growing period.|
|Summer:||In the summer, you should mostly leave your trees alone. Only conduct minor trimming or hazard removal if required. Unusually dry weather may require some extra watering, but if you water your grass regularly, your trees should be fine too.|
|Fall:||Usually, trees go into their dormant phase in the fall season. This is the time to do major pruning and trimming to prepare the tree for next year. Remove dead and diseased branches, trim the top and sides for access to sunlight and for shape and generally complete any work that requires more than a few snips.|
|Winter:||You can leave your trees alone during the winter. Protect them against the cold and snow if necessary. Use the winter to fell any trees that are dead, dying or may damage your home. However, note that winter is actually the best time to prune your trees. Arborists are also less busy, which may lead to lower prices.|
Pruning the tips of the branches every year on a lilac will cut off next year’s flower buds. Wait to renewal prune until after your lilacs bloom so you don’t cut off flower buds, removing the oldest branches to allow new young growth to form. An old overgrown lilac can be cut off at the ground and allowed to start over, but then may not bloom for a few years. What holds true for lilacs does not hold true for all flowering shrubs. Flower buds on roses and potentillas are formed on new growth, so pruning will not discourage their flowering.
It is better to plant shrubs and trees that will not outgrow their space. But renewal pruning or removing entire older stems and branches can control their size. Or you can even cut shrubs off completely at ground level to rejuvenate them.
Yes, recent research has shown the healing advantage of pruning branches exactly at the growth collar (a swelling of the union of the branch and the trunk). Do not leave a stub where decay, insects, and disease can enter. When shortening shoots, cut just above a growth bud facing outward from the tree or shrub. If you make cuts to an inward-turning bud, the new growth will eventually cross and rub other branches.
The latest thinking is that tree wound dressings are not needed on pruning cuts. Wounds will close by a natural callus with exposure to air.