Ask a Waukesha County property owner why a branch should be trimmed from a tree, and their answer would likely be: It’s dead. And yes, this is a prudent reason to do so.
Dead or fractured limbs certainly pose safety risks to fall on people, homes or vehicles. This scenario is the most obvious pruning need.
It’s not the only one, however. Trees need pruning for many reasons.
The others? Removing diseased parts to avoid spread. Structural pruning to encourage long-term growth, health and aesthetics. Taking off limbs that are rubbing against others, potentially opening wounds that allow insects and disease in.
The smart approach is having a Certified Arborist inspect your trees, and hiring a tree trimming service in Waukesha County. Even better, contact Dorshak Tree Specialists, and let its experienced professionals (including seven Certified Arborists) take care of all your trees’ needs!
Proactive tree pruning makes sense on many levels. Removing weak or fractured limbs eliminates risk of their snapping in severe winds. Shaping a tree prevents its branches from touching structures, dropping debris on roofs and in gutters, or dripping sap on vehicles.
The process of tree pruning is more complicated than starting a chainsaw and cutting away, though. The tree pruning service professionals at Dorshak Tree Specialists are skilled in the right way to cut limbs – and, as importantly, which ones to cut.
Every branch taken off should have a reason for doing so. Each cut opens a wound, a potential pathway for insects or disease to attack. Trimming too much, or too little, can injure a tree and start a long downward spiral.
Reaching high 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 Waukesha County, some tree species should not be pruned when they’re wet. Others, such as oaks and American elms, should be pruned 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? Fortunately, 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 homeowners in Waukesha 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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