Tree trimming benefits trees both young and old, in a number of a ways. A well-trimmed tree can grow into a beautiful and healthy specimen. Tree trimming is also a good means of making sure that trees don't pose a risk to humans. If you have trees on your property, examine them closely. They may need to be trimmed if there is a chance they could pose a health risk to you.

Tree trimming can keep you safe in a number of ways.

Trimming removes branches from head height

Branches at head height are a safety risk in urban environments such as gardens and lawns. If your tree has one or branches that are at head height, you can hire a tree trimmer to raise your tree's canopy. They do this by removing the branches at head height.

Trimming removes weak or overextended branches

Some branches develop weak structures or become overextended. These kinds of branches are prone to sudden failure and can drop without warning. In storms, these branches have a high chance of breaking and damaging the surrounding area. You may need an arborist to assess your trees and identify any weak or overextended branches that might pose a risk to you.

Trimming removes branches near powerlines

Tree branches can cause power outages when they connect with overhead powerlines. But more than that, they can also cause fires if they come in contact with nearby powerlines. If your trees are near powerlines, trim them away from the powerlines so there is no chance of them touching and starting a fire.

Trimming removes branches close to windows or roofs

Branches near windows and roofs may not look very dangerous during calm weather. But once a storm brings strong winds, those branches may damage your windows and roof. This could then put you and your family at risk of injury. Pests like rats and snakes can also use tree branches to reach your home, further endangering you and your family.

Keep your trees' branches trimmed back from your roof and your windows.

Trimming thins tree canopies for storm protection

Trees with thick canopies tend to fare more poorly than their thin counterparts. A thick canopy doesn't allow wind to pass through it, and so has a higher risk of buckling. Trim your tree so that it has a thin and compact canopy to help winds pass through it during storms.