Pruning your trees regularly provides you with a wide variety of benefits. These include aesthetic appeal while preventing property damage and potential safety concerns. That’s why Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following Eugene tree care signs that may indicate the need for pruning.
Eugene Tree Care Tips
Any broken and dangling branches are a sure sign that your tree needs to be pruned. These kinds of injuries are often caused by extreme weather like snow or wind. Furthermore, they present a serious safety hazard that needs to be attended to immediately. That’s why we recommend checking the trees on your property after storms and have them pruned if you spot any broken branches.
When a tree is left unattended, its branches begin to cross as it grows. When this happens, they touch and rub against each other, damaging bark and exposing the interior wood. This, in turn, causes decay, which can spread to the rest of the tree.
Another sign that your trees need pruning is the presence of deadwood. Like broken branches, large sections of deadwood can fall at any time, making them extremely hazardous to property and people below. Without proper pruning, a tree can start to decay and will need to be removed if it becomes unhealthy.
Another obvious sign that you need to prune your tree is excessive growth. If a tree is so thick that it’s impossible to see through it, it’s time to have it trimmed back. Why? Branch density can become hazardous as the branches of your tree are more likely to catch the wind during extreme weather and cause damage.
It’s best to contact a certified arborist when it comes to removing large, wandering branches. Untamed branches that have been left to grow can reach nearby buildings and tangle themselves around other trees and power lines and cause excessive damage to your property.
Abnormal Tree Growth
Trees naturally grow upward towards the sun. However, in rural areas without adequate space, they may have to compete with other trees and vegetation. This can make them grow outward instead of vertically, leading to heavy branches that can collapse under their own weight. Regular pruning helps to avoid this and reduce the weight of abnormal tree growth, making it less hazardous.
A Misshaped Tree
When a tree is neglected, it becomes misshapen, which can affect its beauty and structural integrity. Trees like this not only look bad but don’t distribute their weight properly, which can lead to breakage and property damage.
Westcoast Tree Care
Hiring a certified arborist to trim and prune your trees is recommended. At Westcoast Tree Care, we understand how to trim your trees to preserve and prevent them from damaging your property. Our certified arborist has extensive experience pruning trees throughout the Eugene, Oregon area, and is fully ISA certified and insured so you can trust your trees in our hands. If you would like more information, contact us by filling out our online form or call us at 1.800.676.8733 for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.