Los Altos Tree Trimming & Pruning
Tree trimming is the process by which people maintain or shorten trees, usually for aesthetic reasons. Tree trimming generally refers to the cutting of live branches off a tree. Tree pruning, by contrast, is the cutting of live and dead branches to preserve the overall health of the tree. Tree pruning can also refer to the process in which living branches are deliberately shortened or removed so that they are raised to a height where they will be more effective for viewing, shading, or conducting electricity. Tree trimming and pruning are important in maintaining healthy trees.
We provide a variety of tree services at Los Altos Tree Service, including tree trimming and pruning. Our experienced professionals have the knowledge and skill necessary to maintain your trees in good condition. We also offer a free consultation, so please don't hesitate to contact us if you need help with your trees. Tree trimming and pruning can be done at any time during the year, so we'll work with you to provide our services when your trees need them most. Tree trimming is also more cost-effective than complete tree removal because it saves on disposal costs and limits the amount of stress put on the tree itself.
Benefits of Trimming and Pruning
There are many benefits to tree trimming and pruning. The first benefit is that it allows people to keep their trees healthy and aesthetically pleasing. It also has a number of health benefits to the tree. Tree trimming and pruning allows for better airflow, which means that there is a decreased chance of disease spreading. This also increases the amount of sunlight that can get to the lower branches, helping them grow more quickly and sturdily.
There are certain types of trees that should be trimmed at specific times in their life. There are also times in a tree's life when it should be pruned more extensively. For example, if you have an older tree, like an oak or maple, you will want to trim the upper branches back periodically. This helps open up the canopy of the tree and allows more light through.
There are certain steps to pruning a tree to make it healthy and efficient. The first is to prune out the deadwood. This includes any branches that are broken, rotten, or otherwise compromised in their integrity. You want to make sure that there are no weak branches when you begin the process of pruning your trees because this makes them more vulnerable to breaking off in high winds.
The next step is to prune out branches near the center of the tree that are crossing or rubbing against each other. This helps to eliminate future complications with the health of your tree and also allows for more airflow, which limits some diseases (like canker disease) from spreading. The last step is to thin out the canopy of the tree, just a bit. This is done by removing about a third of the central branches in your tree so that there is more room for sunlight to get through to the lower areas.
Trees should generally be pruned in the early spring or late summer when they are starting to grow again after winter and have not yet started going dormant. It's also best to prune them in the early morning or evening because at times when there is not much light, the tree will not bleed as much.
Work With Us
People often try to trim and prune their own trees, although plausible, it is not recommended. It is important to have a professional arborist do this because they have the knowledge and experience to do it correctly and safely. Our professionals at Los Altos Tree Service have the experience and knowledge necessary to maintain your trees in good condition including tree trimming. We also offer a free consultation, so please don't hesitate to contact us if you need help with your trees. Let the experts simplify the process while you sit back, relax, and enjoy the aesthetic and health benefits of your trees.