The Importance of Tree Trimming


Trees boost your curb appeal and add value to your home, but only if they’re kept healthy and look clean and polished. Tree trimming is the best way to ensure your trees are kept in tip-top shape and trimming them maintains not only their appearance, but also their health and the health of the surrounding landscape. For a full list of tree trimming benefits, read on below!

1. Aesthetics

The most notable benefit of tree trimming is it improves the appearance of your trees by removing extra limbs and branches. Some homeowners choose to trim their trees to maintain a specific shape, while others may trim their trees only when they start to become a nuisance, however, if curb appeal is your goal, you’ll want to trim more frequently than not. Tree trimming for aesthetics can be totally customized to your specifications and goals; just make sure you choose an experienced team to take care of the job. 

2. Safety

There may be reasons you need to trim back an otherwise healthy tree to improve the safety of your home and yard. One of the more common reasons is if your trees are growing too close to the neighboring powerlines. Other safety issues include trees growing too close to your home or your neighbor’s house, tree limbs hanging too close to parked cars, or trees growing too close to the street. When you proactively manage your tree trimming, you’re taking a needed step to improving your home and neighborhood’s safety. 

3. Curb Appeal

While we’ve touched on the aesthetics of your trees, let’s discuss how overgrown trees affect your overall curb appeal and landscaping appeal. Overgrown trees can shield your otherwise beautiful home from passerbys, causing your yard to look overrun and deserted. Plus, when your trees are overgrown, the landscape below them can actually be negatively affected, with below shrubs and grass suffering from too much shade. These issues can quickly worsen if not taken care of, so it’s best to stick to a routine trimming schedule. 

4. Tree Health

Although removing dead, diseased, and damaged tree branches is typically classified as tree pruning, there are health benefits to tree trimming as well. Tree trimming can improve the airflow and allow more sun to penetrate through your tree’s canopy, giving the below branches a chance to grow and thrive. Tree trimming can also remove excess canopy weight that can hinder a tree’s growth. Finally, tree trimming can boost the production of fruit in fruit-bearing trees because when a tree has fewer branches and limbs to keep alive, it can use that extra energy to produce fruit. 

Tree trimming is never something that should be put on the backburner. If you’re in the Austin area, check this task off your to-do list and give Brents Tree Service a call today for a complimentary consultation.