PRUNING IMPROVES LOOKS & VALUE OF LAKE FENTON LANDSCAPES
Lake Fenton, MI
Lake Fenton has many well-landscaped properties. Eventually, the small trees and shrubs the landscaper plants for you turn into much larger plants. Proper pruning not only keeps your landscape plants healthy, but it improves their looks and increases the value of your home. Research has proven that a well-maintained landscape can improve the value of your property by 7 - 15%.
For most large trees it makes sense to find a tree service or arborist near Lake Fenton to prune your trees and shrubs. Not only is tree climbing dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing, but a tree service is able to quickly and efficiently clean up the tree debris created from tree pruning. Also, improper tree pruning, such as tree topping, can do more harm than good to valuable landscape trees.
When a tree climbing arborist is trimming your trees it may look like the arborist is randomly cutting tree branches, but nothing could be further from the truth. Every pruning cut is made for a reason, depending on the goal of the tree pruning work that is going to be most beneficial for your tree. Some of common goals of tree pruning are to:
- Increase fruit or flower production
- Prune out dead tree branches
- Remove damaged or broken tree branches
- Trim rubbing tree branches
- Increase air movement in the tree canopy
- Prune branches away from your house or garage
- Remove low tree branches
- Shape ornamental trees
- Clear tree branches from driveways, sidewalks, or roads
- Remove diseased tree branches
Once you find a tree service or arborist to inspect your trees there are some questions you should be prepared to ask to determine if they are a professional tree service:
- Is the tree service representative an ISA Certified Arborist?
- Will the arborist provide a written estimate on the cost of tree pruning?
- Does the tree service belong to any professional organizations such as the International Society of Arboriculture or the Tree Care Industry Association?
- Does the tree service carry liability and workman’s compensation insurance?
Considering how long it takes for a tree to reach maturity it is worth taking the time to find a professional tree service that can properly prune your trees. The best tree service may or may not be the cheapest in Lake Fenton, but they will protect and improve the greatest asset in your landscape - your trees!