Pretty much every home in the U.S. that has a yard will contain a minimum of one or two trees and often many more.
Trees are one of the main landscaping elements that are used to create a beautiful outdoor living space. Trees also provide shade from the sun and can make a huge difference in the electric bill.
So it is vital that the trees are taken care of so they can remain healthy, strong, and functional.
In a perfect world, you should have your trees trimmed and pruned at least one time a year. However, if this hasn’t been the case, don’t despair, it is never too late.
But how do you know when it is time to call a professional tree service?
Let’s check out 4 signs that you need to hire a tree service:
1. Tree Looks Strange
Take a simple eye test. If the tree has morphed into an unusual shape, you know it is time to call a tree doctor. Signs of a misshaped tree might include lopsidedness, leaning, few branches in one area and many in another area and cracked or broken.
A competent tree service can assist in helping your tree grow healthy branches and recover its lost shape.
2. The Branches Are Too Long
It is time to trim when you have branches hanging so low, that it is hard to walk under the tree. These branches should always be cut off to provide the home residents full use of the tree and its accompanying shade.
Also, branches may grow wide enough to scratch the house, garage, or even electrical wires. This is emergency time! Tree branches can cause serious damage if left unattended.
3. No Sunlight
We want our trees to provide shade especially in the hot summer months. However, that doesn’t mean total darkness.
There should still be some light filtering down through the tree branch canopy. Stand directly under the tree and look up. You should be able to see sunlight.
If you can’t see sunlight, the tree needs thinning, so it will continue to grow properly.
4. Dead Branches
If dead or broken branches are noticeable on your tree, it is vital to the health of the tree to have those removed.
Left untreated, this syndrome can cause insect infestation or even disease. Disease and infections can spread quickly to other parts of the tree resulting eventually in death of the tree.
That is scary enough, but what is even worse is that the disease can spread to other trees in your yard! Removing dead trees from your yard can be a major ordeal and very expensive.
Pay attention to these signs and you will know exactly when to call a tree professional to keep your foliage strong and healthy. A good tree service will come to your home, examine the trees and give you advice on what needs to be done. They will also give you a quote for the service needed.