Proper trimming is essential to the overall health and safety of a tree. That’s why Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following information concerning the special circumstances of different trees, trimming techniques, timing, and frequency.
Salem Tree Trimming Frequency
Most deciduous trees in Salem, Oregon benefit from being trimmed every 3-5 years. However, additional trimming may be needed if the trees on your property are located over nearby buildings. Keep in mind that heavy tree trimming can actually cause a tree to grow faster and fuller in response. That’s why the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care takes special care to remove just the right amount in order to maintain this delicate balance.
Most evergreen trees in the Salem, Oregon areas need to be trimmed every 5-7 years. However, it’s important to have your trees inspected by a certified arborist for any changes to their health. If you spot any issues or signs of decline, it’s best to contact a professional. As with deciduous trees, trimming frequency may also be increased if the trees on your property are located close to nearby structures.
Ornamental trees like the Japanese Maple, need to be trimmed based on the specific tastes of a Salem, Oregon homeowner. Often, these types of trees are trimmed once or twice a year to achieve and maintain a desired look.
Tree Trimming Timing
The timing of tree trimming all depends on the type and condition of a tree. If a tree on your property hasn’t been regularly trimmed, it’s best to get it done sooner rather than later. However, regular trimming all depends on the specific type of tree.
Ensure the trees on your property look their best by showcasing what nature has blessed them with. Full trimming strengthens, accentuates, and clears a tree of what it doesn’t need by removing dead, diseased or rubbing branches. During this service, 10%-20% of a tree’s crown is reduced. This promotes better air circulation while reducing the spread of disease and insect infestation.
In some cases, a tree may have grown too large for its setting. In these cases, the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care may suggest a tree removal service. However, heavy thinning can prevent the need to have it removed. Instead, we can reduce the crown of a tree by cutting back tips and leaving certain leaders in place to create a smaller, lower crown. Keep in mind, this practice should not be confused with topping, which can cause great harm to a tree.
Have you ever spotted deadwood at the bottom of your trees? Sunlight equals growth. When a tree grows tall, it’s natural for it to lose limbs near the bottom of the crown because these branches don’t get enough light (food). At Westcoast Tree Care, we prevent the risk of falling deadwood by removing the lower limbs to keep a tree healthy and encourage upward growth with a crown lifting service.
Westcoast Tree Care
At Westcoast Tree Care, our certified arborist will provide you with the best tree care possible to ensure they grow strong and beautiful for many years to come. We can provide you with a comprehensive tree evaluation and a no-cost, no-obligation estimate for any of our services. Contact us today by filling out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 today.