Many people in Salem or Eugene, Oregon know their trees need to be pruned. However, many people don’t actually know they need it. Pruning is a tree care service that helps to preserve a tree’s overall health as well as enhance its beauty. That’s why Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following signs that may indicate your tree needs to be pruned.
Tree Pruning Signs
A sure sign your tree needs to be pruned is when you spot any broken tree branches. This type of damage typically occurs due to extreme wind or heavy snow. Without immediate care, broken branches can be very hazardous. That’s why you’ll always want to inspect the trees on your property following a storm to see if they require any immediate pruning or removal to ensure their safety.
If the branches of a tree are so thick that it’s impossible to see through, it needs to be pruned. High-density trees can become a potential hazard during heavy winds and cause damage as the branches become heavier and are more likely to break unexpectedly.
Deadwood is another sign your tree either needs to be pruned or removed altogether. Dead branches or large areas of a tree can indicate a hazardous condition that warrants immediate attention. Pruning can help prevent the spread of disease and decay. If left untreated, the whole tree may need to be removed.
Deep or Multiple Cracks
When a tree develops two or more deep cracks in its bark, this can suggest a severe problem. If left untreated, cracks can further deteriorate the health and integrity of a tree, causing the need for it to be removed. Pruning back branches can often help save the tree.
Trees that don’t grow in an optimal pattern suited for their structure often require regular pruning. Without pruning breakage and even property damage can result when the weight of a misshapen tree isn’t evenly distributed.
Uninhibited Tree Growth
Like most plants, trees naturally grow upward towards the sun. However, when planted in an urban landscape, they don’t have to compete with other trees for sunlight. This can result in it growing outward as opposed to upward. As an unfortunate side effect, this can cause the branches of a tree to become heavy and more likely to break under their own weight. Pruning by a certified arborist will help make this less of a hazard.
Any branches of a tree that have grown over the roof of your house or any other structure, including power lines have the dangerous potential of causing property damage and harm to those below. That’s why any tree with wandering branches should be pruned by a certified arborist to ensure the safety of your property and loved ones.
Westcoast Tree Care
To ensure the safety of your home and property, as well as prevent damage and harm, it’s important to make sure the trees on your property are properly pruned and cared for. However, it’s essential to hire a certified arborist to do the job. Different trees require different pruning techniques and the experts at Westcoast Tree Care are readily available to get the job done right for you.
Contact us at 1.800.767.8733 (TREE) today. Our certified arborist will talk with you, answer any questions you may have and arrange to walk your property to provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation quote.