There are a lot of responsibilities that go into being a property owner, especially if you have living things growing on your property. Tree trimming or tree pruning can help you keep things in order; keep things healthy and keeps your property looking great. Though you can do some cutting of branches yourself, it is always better to hire a professional who is able to deal with large branches, heights and the risk that is associated with cutting. This also ensures you will not be doing damage to your tree. Cutting a few branches usually is not a big deal, but there is no sense risking anything by trying to tackle a big job on your own.
One of the major reasons you might need professional cutting is because the branches are interfering with power lines. Not only does this create a major risk to squirrels and other animals that travel along the branches, it is a serious fire hazard. It can damage your property, knock out the power to the neighborhood and turn your home into a blazing inferno if the fire spreads. This is also a situation where you really need to contact a professional. Cutting branches that are in contact with electrical wires is dangerous work and you need special training and equipment to do it safely.
In order to keep all of the branches healthier, you need to cut off the ones that are taking nutrients away from the trunk. These are sometimes called suckers. For an amateur, it might be difficult to recognize which of the branches are causing harm, but left untreated, they will slowly drain the life from the rest of the structure. Call in a professional to help cut off the branches that are doing the rest of the structure harm.
By cutting back on the branches, you are keeping the droppings contained to a single area. When branches grow wild, it means you are going to have leaves, fruit and anything else that falls from the branches all over the places. Cutting keeps things under control and reduces the mess you will need to clean up throughout the year. It also keeps the leaves and dropping from being a nuisance to your neighbors. If you have branches overlapping your neighbors property, have them trimmed frequently to avoid being bothersome and creating a giant mess on someone elses lawn.
Finally, the branches might be a concern when it comes to home invasions or child safety. Strong branches allow a person to climb the trunk and gain access that would normally be out of reach without a ladder. The last thing you want to do is give a burglar an easier entrance through an upstairs window into your house. Likewise, you do not want to invite your teenage son or daughter to shimmy out the window and make their way easily to the ground on a branch. By keeping the branches cut and away from the house creates a safer situation for everyone.
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