There is a quiet community called Milford, VA which has been in existence for a long while. Historically, it served as a railway stop on the famous Railroad serving Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac. Although little is known about this place in Caroline County, you can be sure to find trees that have survived for generations. Perhaps if they could speak, they would tell the story of the area.
Like most people, you may feel strongly about leaving a heritage for the coming generations. But have you ever wondered how trees are able to survive over decades and even centuries? Trees can certainly teach us a lot, which is why planting them is always a worthwhile venture. With proper, targeted, and informed care, trees will always thrive.
Trees are living organisms, and every cut that’s made on a tree has long-term effects. Additionally, every tree is unique and has different needs dictated by its environment and history. A heavy trim may have no adverse effects on a large, healthy tree, but a tree that is under pre-existing stress or has a potential for health issues might be irreparably damaged by removing too much canopy. Furthermore, safety and stability issues may restrict the amount and type of trimming that can be performed. It is important when trimming trees, to take all of these factors into account, as well as to be mindful of the weather and seasons. Improperly trimming a tree at the wrong type of year can lead to severe decline and death. Read more at Texas Tree Surgeons…
Clearly, tree care is an art that needs to be executed with skill. Arborists have the expertise to ensure nothing is left to chance.
Tree trimming is done in different ways depending on the goal of the activity. Plus, the specific trimming activity needs to take other environmental factors into account.
If what you want to achieve is to point the growth of your tree in a particular way, the best time to do it would be in the summer, soon after the seasonal growth is completed. The effect of this is slowing the growth and development of the tree or branch that you particularly do not want. This is caused by a decline in the total leaf surface which then leads to a reduction to the amount of food produced and sent to the roots. Summer is also the best time for you to have the clearest view of your tree. Those branches that are defective and hang down too far can be seen more easily. This is a good time to trim for restorative purposes so your trees will be trimmed according to exactly how you want it to look like. Read more at Evergreen Arborist and Tree Service…
You will also do well to do your research on the specific type of tree you are planning to trim. This will help inform the trimming practices to employ.
If you are a nature lover and would love to do some of the trimmings yourself, you need the right tools. Which ones are they?
As long as you have the proper tools for trimming trees, you can quickly transform your outdoor landscaping and even promote tree growth and health. Check out what you’ll need to get started.
Pole Tree Pruner
Keeping your feet on the ground when you are pruning back higher limbs in your trees is a great way to ensure that you aren’t in a dangerous position while completing this work. It’s a good idea to turn to a pole tree pruner for this job. These tools have a head that is curved with a second blade that can be operated from below to close against the first blade, efficiently cutting the limb or branch.
These tools can be a little tricky to learn how to use at first because you have to be able to carefully hook them over the branch that you are going to be cutting and then operate the rope to shut the second blade. Read more at Home Stratosphere…
It's important to note that it's still important to leave the major seasonal tree trimming to the professionals. At Steadfast Tree Care, we have a team of qualified arborists who have perfected their tree trimming skills. You won’t be disappointed. Call us for excellent services and a beautiful yard!