At Westcoast Tree Care, we’ve often discussed how important it is to keep your trees healthy with routine trimming and pruning. However, when it comes to pruning, there are specific factors that must be taken into consideration to avoid harming a tree’s well-being. That’s why we’d like to provide you with the following Olympia tree care tips for avoiding pruning mistakes.
Overgrown trees can become especially hazardous over time. Not to mention overgrown trees look less attractive than pruned, well-maintained trees. At Westcoast Tree Care, our ISA-certified arborist will use the proper pruning techniques to promote structural integrity, beauty, and ideal long-term growth.
As we’ve mentioned before in a previous blog post, topping should be avoided at all costs when pruning a tree. At Westcoast Tree Care, our certified arborist advises against this destructive tactic because topping can result in starvation, insect infestation, disease, weak limbs, rapid new growth, ugly appearance, and the death of a tree. If a tree on your property has outgrown its space and cannot be pruned properly, then it should be removed.
The use of improper tools to prune a tree is a mistake many Olympia homeowners make in terms of tree care. Improper or dull and rusty tools can lead to ugly, raged cuts, leading to the spread of insect infestation and disease. At Westcoast Tree Care, we use only the best tree care tools that are sharp, clean, and in good working order. We also make sure to repair or replace anything that becomes damaged.
It’s one thing to decide to prune a tree yourself. It’s another to take the time and do it the right way. All too often, many Olympia homeowners cut branches from a tree at random, resulting in unsightly cut ends, water sprouts, an unbalanced look, and nasty scars. That’s why it’s essential to ignore all the DIY tree pruning videos on YouTube and hire an Olympia tree care professional like the ISA certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care to get the job done right.
No Attention To Detail
Pruning a tree isn’t anything like mowing a lawn or tending to a garden. While these tasks can often be done without too much thought involved, tree care is something that takes a close attention to detail. At Westcoast Tree Care, we’ve seen plenty of careless mistakes homeowners have made when prunning a tree on their own. Unfortunately, the harsh reality of these situations is that once a tree is pruned wrongly, it’s almost impossible to revert it back to how it looked before.
Why Hire An Olympia Tree Care Company?
For years, Olympia, Washington residents have trusted the professionals at Westcoast Tree Care. We offer the most affordable, reliable, and highest quality tree care services in the area. But with so many other tree care companies around, how do we stand out from the crowd?
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certification program ensures arborists are trained in all aspects of arboriculture. If you hire an ISA Certified Arborist, it means they meet the criteria standards of having at least three years of full-time, hands-on tree care experience and are formally educated in the areas of forestry, horticulture, and landscape architecture. To be considered an ISA Certified Arborist, you must also pass an exam and maintain your certification through continuing education or retake the test every three years.
Many Olympia homeowners only pay attention to their trees during the summer. At Westcoast Tree Care, we aren’t a company that simply packs up and leaves residents high and dry during the fall and winter months. Even if it’s the middle of winter and you need tree care services, we can help.
Fully Licensed & Insured
You’d be surprised at how many Olympia tree care companies don’t have the proper licensing and certification. There’s no need to worry about that with Westcoast Tree Care, as our ISA certified arborist is fully licensed and insured to protect our customers and work in the state of Washington.
Westcoast Tree Care
If the trees on your property could use pruning, don’t attempt to do it yourself. Doing so can result in putting you and your tree’s health and safety in danger. Instead, choose Westcoast Tree Care for a no-cost, no-obligation quote by filling out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 today.