Tree and Hedge Trimming
There are a number of reasons why you might want your trees and hedge trimmed. Most of our clients come to us because they know their trees and hedges are getting out of control but hesitate to step in themselves out of concern that they will damage the plants. They're right; as simple as it might look to lop a branch that's threatening a window or blocking an access there is always the risk that you will do long term damage to the way that it grows. Besides, there are more reasons to trim back the greenery than because it is getting in the way. Properly conducted a tree or hedge trim not only re-establishes order but ensures that your prized plants are healthy and grow the way you want them to for years to come.
Benefits of Trimming
Proper trimming is essential to healthy growth, but it does require in-depth knowledge if it's going to be done right. Proper pruning means thicker foliage, healthier growth, and more flowers. However pruning for growth does mean knowing exactly where the bud points of a tree or hedge are and cutting at just the right spot. It also means knowing just when to prune in the growing season and that requires knowledge of the type of tree or hedge. So give us a call and let us come and inspect your trees and hedges so we can suggest an annual schedule of tree care to ensure that you get the best hedges and healthiest trees you possibly can.
A hedge is a living wall establishing a beautiful boundary to your property or distinctive green architecture to your yard. It can be shaped so that it doesn't interfere with other plants or with access or light, or shaped to a creative form (topiary) that looks good or helps one plant blend in with the next to create a more uniform shape. It can also be shaped so that it presents a denser and more even face to put off those who would otherwise look into or try and enter your property.
Thinning and Renewing
While a lot of pruning is about getting denser growth there are also reasons why we may advise cutting hedges and trees with a view to thinning the growth. Dense growth is great except that beyond a certain point it can interfere with the passage of light and adversely affect the growth of surrounding plants or those closer to the ground. Careful thinning can also be part of the process of renewal where an older growth plant is given new life by trimming away unruly growth that is adversely affecting its general health.
Trees should be majestic giants of the yard but so often they end up misshapen and out of balance; not least because their size can make it hard to access them and trim them properly. Not a problem for our qualified tree trimmers who can scale any tree you may be lucky to have and trim them back in such a way that they no longer obscure any light for you or other plants, they don't endanger any other structures, and they can grow happy and healthy.