If you are like a number of people in York then you will have either one or a number of trees in your garden. Trees just like the plants in your garden need looking after or they can not only become unsightly but they can also become dangerous.
When you see professional tree surgeon performing tree pruning and trimming services they make it seem easy, but there is lot more to maintaining your tree than just cutting and trimming a few branches here and there. While you can do some tasks with your pruners and a saw, most of the jobs are best left to qualified and experienced tree surgeons.
The terms trimming and pruning are often interchangeably used to denote cutting trees, but for clarification, trimming is for grooming the tree, whereas pruning has to do with the tree’s health, as well as the safety of people and structures near the tree. Correct pruning and trimming has to do with what portions to cut, how much, and when to do it.
Our York tree surgeons team can play an important role in every area of your garden. They can not only advise you on the best practices to maintain the health and beauty of your trees but they can also diagnose and treat any illness your tree might sustain and also advise you on the best pest control methods for your situation. We also deal with the tree roots, soil maintenance and provide a 24 hour emergency tree removal service for if you think your tree has been badly damaged in a storm. Before going down the tree felling and tree removal route one of our tree surgeons will first check the tree for any splits, cracked limbs and any other storm damage. If it is possible we will repair the tree and remove any broken or cracked limbs to make the tree safe again. If he tree has fallen or is irreparable then we will safely remove the tree for you.
So whether you are looking at trimming a few branches from your tree, want your tree checked for diseases or storm damage, an entire tree removed, a stump ground down or removed or just some advise on how to best maintain your trees then call one of our Denby Dale tree surgery team today on 0113 3206787
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Most people hear about tree trimming and pruning and they think they are the same thing. However, the professionals that work in the field know that is not the case. There are different procedures which are used for each one of those things. Both pruning and trimming are extremely important to the life and look of your trees because they help with the health as well as to give a warm feeling to your home. Tree trimming is mostly like grooming or maintenance in that it will focus mainly on the tree's outer appearance. When you are looking to shape your trees in order to make them look better and take out the branches that seem out of place, you are thinking of trimming. Tree pruning, on the other hand has to do mostly with the overall health of the tree.
More On Tree Trimming
Tree trimming services may be about grooming your trees but you should not think of it as something that just anyone can do. Though the trimming services will have to do more with appearances arborists will be able to look for other things that may need care in your tree. If a branch is too heavy, for example, they will remove it for safety reasons and work the trimming around those removed branches. They will also be able to find early signs of disease and while they will not be taking care of it while trimming, they will inform you of the problem so that you can hire the pruning service.
More On Tree Pruning
As stated earlier, tree pruning services are mostly for the health of your tree. If a problem such as an infestation can be taken care of without the removal of branches, then arborists will do that. If the removal of leaves and branches is necessary then it will be done in a safe manner, trying to save as much of the tree as possible. The professional doing the pruning will be able to see how bad the problem is and how drastic the measures taken should be. While in most cases there will not need to be an extreme pruning done, it all depends on how advanced the problem is.
When To Get The Services
If you require tree trimming or other similar services, it is important to know when you should get them. Trimming can be done in the late winter and early spring so that the trees flourish and look great by the time the summer comes around. Pruning, on the other hand, is best left for the middle of the winter as it is a lot easier to look at which branches should be taken care of. Because the temperatures hardly ever reach freezing in the area, the appointments for pruning are almost always kept. The amount of time spent on your property by a professional will depend on how big the property is and how many trees need the service.
Stump Grinding - DIY Vs. Hiring The Experts
Despite your vigilance, the tell-tale signs are there: your tree is filled with dead limbs, hasn't developed buds despite the fact that it's late spring and looks a bit, well, dead. Before you call your local landscaper to tear down the tree, put down the phone and take a closer look. Is your tree really dead?
Perform this quick test to determine if your tree is dead or just sick: snap off a small tree branch. How difficult was it to break the branch? Did the limb snap right off, or did you have to put effort into it? Is the inside of the limb dry as dust, or is there still some moisture? Moisture means life - so if you've determined that your tree isn't dead, it's likely to be diseased. Get ready to put on your punching gloves, because here's how to fight back against tree disease:
Stop All Extra Maintenance. While this may seem contrary to your natural instincts, fertilizing and mulching a diseased tree is highly ineffective, and can even be dangerous. Most tree diseases can be fought against naturally, so give the roots of your tree room to breathe by refraining from fertilizing and mulching. After all, the point is to let your tree heal - not overwhelm it by encouraging extraordinary growth!
On The Other Hand... When you have a diseased tree on your hands, you will need to give it a little extra TLC than usual. Water your tree as often as possible, as a diseased tree will have more difficulty retaining moisture than a healthy tree. Additionally, don't mow around a diseased tree, as you'll put the tree at risk for wounds inflicted by the blades; hand clippers will work equally as well here.
Don't Over prune. Diseased trees will have plenty of dead limbs; however, don't get carried away with your pole pruner, as this will only exacerbate a bad thing. Prune any major dead limbs, but don't cut more than ¼ of the tree's limbs.
Call In The Professionals. Most trees can fight disease on their own with little assistance from you; however, there's one disease that needs the help of a professional to beat: Dutch Elm Disease. If you suspect that your tree has been inflicted with Dutch Elm, call a landscaper or arborist right away, as this serious disease can wipe out a whole forest in a matter of months.
Spray for bugs - along with removing dead limbs, its critical that there isn't infestation in the tree. Make sure the tree is treated for ANY infestation, because infestation will result in death if left untreated.
Tree trimming and pruning - Its important that you remove dead limbs, however you don't want to scalp the tree. If you have doubt as to your ability to trim it up nicely call in your local tree trimmer for help, the costs are insignificant when compared to the immediate and lasting results.
When it comes to tree disease, it's better to be safe than sorry. If following these expert tips hasn't helped, don't hesitate to call upon a professional to help you out - the health of your tree will thank you for it!
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