Ask a Milwaukee County homeowner why a branch should be trimmed from a tree, and their answer would likely be: It’s dead. And yes, this is a good reason to do so.
Dead or broken limbs certainly pose safety hazards to fall on people, homes or vehicles. This scenario is the most common pruning need.
It’s not the only one, however. Trees need trimming for many reasons.
The others? Cutting off diseased parts to avoid spread. Structural pruning to promote long-term growth, health and aesthetics. Trimming limbs that are rubbing against others, potentially opening wounds that allow insects and disease in.
The smart approach is having a Certified Arborist look over your trees, and hiring a tree trimming service in Milwaukee County. Even better, contact Dorshak Tree Specialists, and let its experienced professionals (including seven Certified Arborists) handle all your trees’ needs!
Proactive tree pruning makes sense on many levels. Removing weak or broken limbs eliminates risk of their breaking in high winds. Shaping a tree prevents its branches from rubbing against structures, dropping debris on roofs and in gutters, or dripping sap on vehicles.
The process of tree trimming is more involved than firing up a chainsaw and cutting away, though. The tree trimming service professionals at Dorshak Tree Specialists are proficient in the right way to cut limbs – and, as importantly, which ones to cut.
Every branch trimmed should have a reason for doing so. Each cut opens a wound, a possible pathway for insects or disease to attack. Trimming too much, or too little, can injure a tree and start a long downward spiral.
Accessing elevated limbs is a challenge unto itself. Dorshak Tree Specialists uses a spider lift or bucket truck to access many. Experienced climbers prune in tight spots where machinery doesn’t fit.
In Milwaukee County, some tree species should not be pruned when they’re wet. Others, such as oaks and American elms, should be trimmed during winter to minimize risk of Oak Wilt or Dutch elm disease. Such knowledge can prevent well-intentioned tree work from doing more long-term harm than good.
How do you know which trees to prune, and when? Luckily, you don’t have to. Contact Dorshak Tree Specialists for an inspection by a Certified Arborist, and tree pruning services by a company with more than three decades of professional experience service residents in Milwaukee County.
The reasons to do so are numerous. Topping the list are keeping your trees healthy, and loved ones and property safe. If posed as a question, these would undoubtedly be everyone’s answers.
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