Why Trimming Trees Is Important


While you may notice your tree branches and leaves needing a little TLC, unless you’re a professional, it can be difficult to determine what exactly your tree needs to look it’s best. Although there isn’t a one-size-fits-all tree maintenance program, tree trimming is typically a safe bet to make when you’re looking to improve your tree’s health or the look of your tree. 

Below we will dive into all the benefits of trimming your trees and why you may want to trim them sooner rather than later. 

What is Tree Trimming? 

Like the name suggests, tree trimming involves cutting the leaves and branches off a tree. Trimming your tree is a great option if you start to notice dead branches throughout the tree, or you’re looking to reduce the spread of your tree’s foliage. There are three main reasons you might want to trim your tree: health, aesthetics and safety. 

Tree Health

Diseased branches are a sign that your tree is sick, but when the diseased branches are properly removed, it can stop the spread of the disease and keep the rest of your tree healthy. Tree trimming can also benefit your tree’s health by adding extra space in between the branches; this prevents branches from rubbing against each other and it gives them enough space to grow while benefiting from the newly found air-flow. 

Tree Aesthetics

As we mentioned, the health of your tree isn’t the only reason you should trim it – tree trimming is also great for improving the look of your property. Overgrown trees can look wild and unkempt, bringing down the overall curb appeal of your home or business. A quick tree trim can easily fix a tree that’s beginning to look overgrown and lopsided. Trimmed trees can also showcase the rest of your landscaping and the exterior of your property.

Tree Safety

Arguably the most important reason to trim your trees is for safety purposes. Trimming back dead branches lessens the potential fire hazards of that tree. The last thing you want to happen is have a dead tree branch catch itself or surrounding structures on fire. Not only can tree trimming prevent fire hazards, but it can prevent dead branches from falling onto pedestrians, vehicles or homes. In fact, many insurance companies will not accept claims for buildings, vehicles and fences if the damage could have been prevented with regular tree maintenance. 

Now that you understand why tree trimming is so essential, give Brents Tree Service a call today to schedule your on-site tree trimming consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!