Every homeowner needs to take care of different expenses for the entire year. An emergency such as a leaking roof or water heater breaking, it can be overwhelming to do everything especially when you are doing it on your own. One of the many things that a homeowner needs to take care of are the trees in their yard. Trees can make or break the aesthetics of your property, and it can also cause safety hazards to your family.
Pruning trees may seem easy, but it can be dangerous if done hastily. It can also do more harm than good to your trees if done incorrectly. For this reason, we always recommend our clients to hire a professional arborist to handle tree maintenance to save on cost, time, and effort.
If you are still not convinced you to need to hire a certified arborist to care for your trees, read on.
Improper Pruning Can Damage Your Trees
Trees can be different from one type to another. Some tree species require a different technique in pruning so that they continue to grow healthy. If an inexperienced person trims a tree without the proper knowledge of this, pruning can be more damaging than it is helpful. A tree that has been damaged is already a threat to the safety of your property as well as the people living around it. By hiring a professional tree service, you reduce the risk of incorrect pruning that can lead to your tree to die. Professional arborists would know which branches to cut off to maintain the health and aesthetic of your tree. Pruning is a great tool to keep a tree's health and appearance, but if done by an amateur, it can be the fastest way to its death.
Tree Pruning is Dangerous
Just because you have a ladder and a chainsaw in your garage doesn't mean you are ready for pruning. Pruning is more than the equipment used. You also have to know that it can be a dangerous task. One wrong move and you can fall off and break your arm or leg. You need proper training before you can confidently prune a tree. There are proper techniques in pruning depending on the species of trees, and you may not know it because of lack of training. According to ArborGlobal.com, there are six deaths per 100 accidents among tree experts a year. This only proves that even experts can get hurt in pruning that is why we urge our clients to save themselves from danger and let the professionals do it.
Arborists Have Deep Knowledge of Trees
Hiring a certified arborist gives you confidence that your tree is well taken care of. Arborists have years of training in the field which makes them more than capable of handling every tree concerns you have, including pruning. They have the proper tool to complete the job, and they know how to use them to their advantage. Professional arborists will be able to tell you whether your tree is healthy or not and recommend proper treatment.
Trees are amazing and they add a lot of aesthetic value to your property. You want to make sure that they are healthy and look their best that is why it is crucial to take proper care of them not only during the budding season but throughout the entire year. Regular maintenance of your tree will make sure that your tree continues to thrive well and looks amazing.
After winter has passed, it is a great opportunity for you to see the beauty of your tree. It is important to plan ahead when it comes to tree maintenance before the spring comes. Doing this will ensure that your tree remains healthy and safe throughout the remaining seasons.
Although planning will help a lot of deal with keeping your tree healthy, using professional service is also a good idea. It is ideal to hire a company that knows how to properly care for your tree.
Light pruning is something that you can do without the help of a professional service. Carefully assess each tree. Look for signs of dead foliage because this is the one you need to cut off from the tree. You just have to make sure that you use the proper tool in performing the task.
It is best to prune trees is in early spring to avoid damaging the tree. On the other hand, fruit-bearing trees can be pruned between late winter and early spring. It is best to prune them before the new buds bloom.
Always be cautious when performing tree pruning. It may seem an easy task but improper pruning can cause harm to your tree. Plus, if you use incorrect tools, you put yourself at risk of being hurt. Professional arborists can provide tree trimming services for larger trees.
Not only the branches and limbs should be inspected but the whole tree to ensure that it is safe. Winter can be harsh and can further damage the tree that is already damaged. Some obvious signs of tree damage are holes and cracks in the tree's bark. In addition, it is important to carefully assess the tree for diseases because it may be a tell-tale sign that the tree should be removed.
Trees with severe damages can be dangerous if left unaddressed. They can be home to different pests or can fall into your property. A professional tree service can offer pruning that will reduce the damage to your tree.
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Aspen trees are one of the most common species of trees North America and Canada. However, Colorado is most famous for its huge populations of Aspen trees (widely distributed from 5000 – 12000 ft in very diverse geographical and climatic conditions).
Colorado is renowned for the colorful display owing of change in color of Aspen tree foliage during different seasons (from green to brilliant gold within a short span of time). Aspen thrives in Colorado for a number of reasons. The prime reason is the abundance of suitable growing area available for the Aspen to grown and thrive. The geographic location of Colorado (highest average elevation of the Lower 48) is also a contributory factor. Aspen’s resistance to wildfires (and potential to regrow after wildfires) makes Colorado an ideal habitat for Aspen trees.
An Aspen tree can live upwards of 150 years, once established. Apart from the unusually long-life span, Aspen true distinguishes itself from other trees in a number of ways. Unlike other trees who perform photosynthesis through leaves, Aspen carries it out through its white bark. It remains the reason for its survival under tough snowy conditions when other trees remain dormant. The bark of Aspen tree sustains wildlife with its sugar during the winter season. The aspen tree is considered to be a lifeline for a number of animal species including elk and cottontail. Another amazing feature of the Aspen tree is to replicate itself. Apart from producing seeds (the usual reproductive mean for most trees), Aspen roots sprout to produce a genetically identical replica of itself. Owing to this surprising evolutionary ability, an entire clump of Aspen trees can be a clone of a single mother tree. The natural synchronization between cloned trees is so accurate that all leaves turn with the same timing all around the year. A clone can live up to 100,000 years or more.
Aspen trees are known to the oldest living organisms on earth. Reportedly, a clone of Aspen in Utah is spread over an area of 100 acres. The massive tree is estimated to exceed a blue Whale weight by 40 times. It makes this Aspen tree the largest living organism on the globe and unique over 80,000 years old.
Aspen trees remain a crucial link in the history of earth being the oldest living organism on earth. We need to conserve them and create the conditions where they can thrive.
Dinah Tree Service provide professional tree care for Aspen trees and all other indigenous tree native to Colorado.