How To Trim Tree Branches And Trees the Right Way

Yes uncle Benny has a chainsaw that he uses from time to time, and you guys are thinking of tackling tree issues yourselves. Dont fool yourself, this is no job for a diy project. Tree service arborists are highly trained and can solve even the most difficult tree care situations. Tree Service arborists have years of experience in tree trimming, tree removals, and professional tree care.

Tree removal is the most dangerous procedure for an arborist. The worker is often high in the air, in a confined space or very near power lines. Each removal is unique and requires a unique approach. Whether the tree is very large or in a hazardous place, we have the right equipment, knowledge and experience to do the job safely and properly.

You can trust tree care specialists to provide the best tree service experience.

Tree service pros offer a full range of commercial and residential services, including:

– Tree Trimming
– Tree Removal
– Roof Clearing
– Ball Moss Removal
– Storm Cleanup
– Brush Clearing and Removal
– Lot Clearing

Removing a Tree Branch

The following tips are helpful for removing a tree branch:

1) One or two feet from the tree trunk, Cut about a third of the way up the bottom of the branch. If you cut too far, your saw blade will get pinched.

2) The second cut should go from the top side completely through the branch, about three inches away from the first cut.

3) If done properly, the branch should fall without ripping the branch bark into the trunk.

4) Be safe – Never do removal work or tree trimming that requires a professional. You can be seriously injured by heavy branches!

Other safety tips:

-Don’t use a ladder while trimming a tree. This is dangerous and can result in serious injury!
-Tie into the tree in 2 places, using the proper equipment.
-You should have a safety line which goes through a strong crotch in the top of the tree.
-Be sure to properly “notch” a tree trunk when you are removing it. Kickback can be very dangerous!
-You should always use eye protection and a hardhat.

Using professional tree services is much safer for you and your trees.

Trimming Trees the Right Way

One of the mistakes amateurs or poorly trained professionals make is cutting off branches in the wrong place. When cutting branches, many amateurs leave too much of a stub. This leaves a point of entry for disease pathogens and insects once the stub dies off.

Trees don’t regenerate tissue like we do. They compartmentalizes wounds and grow new tissue around them. Trees have a better chance of surviving once they compartmentalize old wounds.

Wounds around tree trunks from lawnmowers and other machines can also be very harmful. These wounds can create weaknesses for destructive fungi.

In the swollen area at the base of each tree branch is a natural defense system called the collar. The collar is where the branch intersects the trunk. It’s important to carefully place your cuts to ensure that you don’t remove the collar or leave too much of a stub.