Do you own a property that has one or more trees growing on it? Have you been ignoring the trees because they seem to be doing fine on their own? It's not uncommon for a homeowner to ignore the trees growing on a property, often because forests seem to grow just fine without much, if any, assistance from any people. But just because a forest doesn't need any help, this doesn't mean that your trees are the same. There are a number of reasons why you should have a professional tree care service look after your trees now and in the future. Some of the most important include:
Exterminate pests: Although forests may look healthy, you may simply not be noticing the insect pests that are infesting a percentage of the trees. While not all of the trees in a given area are going to be home to termites and other similar pests, this is still something that can happen to any unprotected trees. With professional tree care, these infestations will be halted as quickly as possible. The sooner that an infestation is taken care of, the more likely it is that the tree professional will be able to save your tree from dying.
Eliminate disease: Signs of disease on trees can be even more difficult to notice than the damage that is caused by various insects. In some instances, a disease may be indicated by little more than a few discolored leaves or a patch of bark that looks slightly different than the rest of the tree. Only once the disease has advanced further does it become easy for the average person to notice that something is wrong. Fortunately, professional tree care is handled by people who have both the training and the experience to both diagnose and treat tree diseases even when they are in their early stages.
Grow stronger trees: Part of professional tree care is the selective removal of certain branches that have the potential to cause issues in the future. For instance, one branch could grow large enough to start rubbing against another branch, damaging both and causing one or both to fall from the tree. Or, even if the branches don't rub against one another, some of the branches could be blocking airflow and could be weakening the whole tree as a result. While a tree won't necessarily die immediately if it's not pruned once a year or once every other year, the lack of pruning and other care can eventually weaken the tree enough that it needs to be completely removed.
I have always been one of those people who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty, which is why I started trimming my own trees. However, after doing it by myself for a few years, I realized that my yard was starting to look a little DIY, which wasn't the look that I was going for. To make things right, I decided to invest in a professional tree service who could come out and fix up my yard. They were amazing to work with, and they even came with all of their own equipment. This blog is all about the benefits of professional tree care, versus doing things on your own.