Did you know that just one large tree can provide up to four people with a whole day’s worth of oxygen?
That’s one of the reasons why taking care of our trees is so important, especially in Raleigh, the “City of Oaks.” Tree trimming, tree pruning, and tree cutting, all of these are essential to help keep your yard looking beautiful.
Read on for some tips on how to take the best care of your trees all year long.
1. Practice Regular Tree Trimming
Not only will doing this keep your trees looking nice but it will also ensure your trees and plants are continuing to grow in good health.
Trimming keeps your yard or garden looking impressive. Trimming usually focuses on removing green shoots from your trees and shrubs.
Green shoots, suckers, and water sprouts spring up on your trees due to stress. They grow from beneath tree bark and should be removed as soon as you notice them. They take away mineral resources from your trees’ already flowering shoots.
2. Make Sure Tree Pruning Is Part Of Your Routine
Tree pruning maintenance is just as important for keeping your yard pretty as it is for safety reasons. Pruning is the process of removing branches or roots that are either diseased, harmful, or unnecessary.
Once a tree’s limbs become diseased or dead they are in danger of falling — on you, your home, vehicles, or even pets walking through the yard. It’s also important to prune branches that may be growing toward electrical wires.
3. Tree Cutting and Tree Removal
Just as maintaining trees is important, it can be equally important to know when it’s time to cut a tree down.
If a tree has reached old age, it actually competes with the surrounding trees and plants for natural resources. Therefore, cutting down an old tree will help promote the growth of the younger trees.
Cutting an old tree down will also ensure that you’re not at risk of the tree surprising you one day and falling over on its own. If a tree is diseased, tree removal will help stop that disease from spreading to other trees and plants in your yard.
4. Lot Clearing
If you’re trying to completely transform your space, lot clearing may be the best option for you.
If you need to clear your area of all its trees and shrubs to make way for construction or a whole new garden plan, this process is for you.
This process will allow you to safely “wipe the slate clean” in your yard while giving you the benefit of carrying out your garden visions. It’s also best done by a professional arborist!
5. Stump Grinding
Stump grinding is the next step after tree removal. If you had to cut down a tree it will leave behind the base, resulting in a stump that sticks out in your yard.
When you opt for stump grinding services, you will get rid of that unsightly stump. You will also eliminate the chance that the tree will attempt to re-sprout.
You can even use the leftover mulch from the process to fill the hole left behind and on your other plants!
Contact an Arborist for Tree Service Today
If you’re looking for tree services such as tree trimming, tree cutting, tree pruning, tree removal, lot clearing, or stump grinding, it’s time to call in a professional.
If you’re in the Raleigh, North Raleigh, Wake Forest, Garner, Wendell, Knightdale, or Cary area, there’s a team of professionals near you. If you’re looking to update your garden, contact a Raleigh Tree Service arborist today!