Q: TREE PRUNING Vs TREE TRIMMING – HOW DO YOU DETERMINE?
A Although it may seem that these services are identical, there are key differences between tree trimming and tree pruning.
Tree trimming refers to the trimming of trees. You are encouraging healthier growth and keeping your trees in check by trimming them. Tree trimming may also include canopy reduction, canopy lifting and canopy thinning. All of these actions are done with the goal to improve the appearance of the plant’s natural growth.
Tree pruning is more than just tree maintenance. This is basically giving your tree the complete manicuring package. Sometimes, you will need to cut down branches or remove dangerous branches. Tree pruning can include the removal of dead, damaged or diseased branches.
Q: WHEN is the best time to trim and prune trees?
A: You can remove a diseased or damaged tree branch at any time. In fact, it is better to do this sooner than later. When it comes to maintenance trimming, you should not trim after spring’s first growth. You could end up stunting the growth of your plant by doing this. Different trees have different pruning cycles. Dormant season is a good time to prune trees.
Q: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE TRIMMING TREES?
A: Tree trimming responsibility varies from one city to the next. It all depends on the location of the tree relative to your property. You can check with your local council for information about who is responsible and the rules surrounding pruning or cutting trees.
Q: CAN YOU PRUNE OR TRIM TREES NEAR POWERLINES?
A: Trees less than four metres from a powerline should not be attempted to be trimmed. Only certified arborists with the appropriate equipment, experience, and insurance should be allowed to work around live powerlines.
Q: WHO SHOULD i CONTACT IF TREES ARE CLOSE TO POWER LINES ON OR NEAR MY PROPERTY.
A: Contact your local council or power company. They will guide you through the process of getting in touch with an arborist, who will assess the trees and recommend next steps.
Q: Is it okay to prune or trim a protected tree on or around my property?
A: Each council has its own rules for trimming and pruning protected trees. A qualified arborist must assess the tree and determine if it poses a threat to property or the people. The tree can then be trimmed or pruned. Professional arborists are highly recommended for working with protected trees, depending on how complex the work is.
Q: WHEN IS TREE RELEASE ADVISED?
A: Tree removal is sometimes more effective than tree pruning in certain situations. Tree removal is recommended if the tree is unhealthy, growing at an unfavorable angle, threatening property or people, or is not thriving, too shaded, or affecting other plants.
Q: WHO SHOULD i CALL FOR TREE-TRIMMING AND PRUNING
A: Always contact an expert (a.k.a. For all your tree trimming and pruning needs, call an arborist. They are experts in tree maintenance, and have the necessary equipment, experience, and insurance to trim, maintain, and remove trees.