The Scoop On Tree Trimming

Posted on: 13 August 2020

Make Your Home Value Grow

Studies show that having a tree in your front yard can increase the value of your home by over $7,000. Trees help with summer cooling costs by shading the home and are beautiful to look at, but they do come with maintenance. One of the most important things you can do is have your trees trimmed. Regular trimming can save your home from major problems, keep your trees healthy, and boost your curb appeal. 

Protecting Your Home

There are many dangers associated with trees near the home. Tree branches that grow too close to your roof or siding can cause damage to your home's exterior. If the branch is not trimmed, it can cause siding or shingles to lift, allowing water to damage the structure of your walls or roof. Low hanging tree branches can also invite unwanted pests, such as termites, ants, and squirrels into your home. Storms and high winds can actually cause tree branches to fall and actually penetrate the roof, falling into your home. 

Keeping Trees Healthy

Damage to trees is not always visible to the untrained eye. Your tree may be struggling with a disease or an insect issue and you may not know. A trained arborist can spot the subtle signs of tree issues and select the right branches to prune. Removing damaged branches early is an effective measure to prevent these problems from spreading to the entire tree. If a pest or disease takes over a tree, it can die in place and require an expensive removal. Regular pruning also improves airflow between branches which is essential for the health of the tree. 

Add To Your Curb Appeal

In order to achieve the maximum added value to your home, your trees need to be well kept. An unruly tree with low hanging branches and bare spots is an eyesore. Strategically removing branches will transform the look of your home. Tree Trimming can also improve flowering and fruit production in trees.  It is no coincidence that spring is the best time to sell your home. This is when trees are in their prime for flower and fruit production, which can be an attractive feature for potential buyers.

Make Sure The Job Is Done Right 

Whilst tree trimming has many benefits, the International Society of Arboriculture warns that every tree branch should be removed for a precise reason. Over trimming or removing the wrong branch can be detrimental to the health of the appearance of a tree.  Your local licensed tree trimming service has the tools and experience to ensure that only the proper branches are removed to keep your tree healthy, your home safe, and your yard looking beautiful. 

For more information on tree trimming, contact a service like DeClue & Sons Tree Care, Inc.