In December trimming the tree means the Christmas tree, complete with ornaments and tinsel, but it can also mean something else–the trimming of your outdoor trees. Yes, in the late fall or early winter is the best time to trim those branches and that is because this is the time of year where the tree is dormant and cutting the branches will result in less sap loss and also lower the risk of fungus and/or insect infestation for the tree itself.Most trees require regular pruning or trimming. In the forest setting, trees that are left alone will shed branches naturally due to shading, but in a backyard, its the humans who have to do the work. There are many reasons for trimming a tree’s branches. It may be because there is dead wood that needs to be removed, it could be that there is storm damage or disease that has damaged part of the tree. It may also be imperative to trim branches to allow for the tree to clear power lines, keep vandals out of the tree (the higher the lowest branches are the less likely people are to try and climb the tree) and it could be that the tree hangs over the road and so for trucks to get past, the tree needs to be trimmed.Other reasons for trimming or pruning a tree is to thin the crown to allow for more growth, to reduce the height, to shape the tree into a more pleasing appearance and to remove obstructing lower branches. Who wants to continuously duck while cutting the lawn to get around a tree branch?Whatever the reason, tree trimming at the right time with the right tools will significantly reduce damage to the tree and keep it looking healthy for years to come. If you allow a tree to remain in its natural state for too long without trimming it can mature and the limbs can then break off in an irregular fashion which could lead to property damage and/or death or decay of the tree.We all want our trees to remain strong and healthy, and trimming them while they’re young goes a long way in getting them to maturity with less need for trimming or pruning. Doing a little work at first will greatly reduce the work load for years to come, so get out there and trim that tree!
Capital Tree Service Company proudly serves the Sacramento and Roseville California areas with professional tree removal, tree trimming, stump grinding and other services. To find out more please visit us at http://www.capitaltreeserviceco.com