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When I moved into my house, I noticed that there were a few trees that were significantly overgrown. I knew that I had to do something to make things right, so I started looking for tree trimmers in the area with the kind of experience I needed. I worked with them to figure out what needed to be done, and after they offered a fair quote, I had them begin work. The difference they were able to make was amazing, and I was really impressed with their contribution. This blog is here to help people to make their trees like new with the help of a professional arborist.

Making Your Trees Like New

How To Recognize And Trim Damaged Tree Branches

April Reyes

One of the most important reasons for having your trees trimmed is when a branch is damaged or diseased. Removing the branch that has dead or discolored leaves improves the appearance of the tree and it keeps the disease from spreading. Here are some tips for recognizing branches that should be trimmed and how to do it.

Look For Broken Branches And Dead Leaves

Problem branches are usually easy to see because the leaves die and turn brown. In the case of storm damage, the branch may be hanging at an odd angle too. It's usually a good idea to have damaged branches removed by a tree trimmer. If the branch is damaged, it might fall during a wind gust and hit someone standing below. Also, if it is dead from a disease or insect infestation, the problem may spread to other branches if the problem branch isn't removed quickly.

How To Remove Damaged Branches

If the tree is still small and you can easily reach the dead branches, you can probably remove them yourself with loppers. However, when the tree is mature and the branches are high off the ground, it is much safer for you and the tree to let a professional do the job. For one thing, care must be taken to cut the branches in such a way that the disease doesn't spread. This means you don't want to trim healthy branches with the same tools that you use on diseased ones unless you clean the tools first.

Also, where you make the cut is very important to the health of the tree. When a branch is damaged, the bark is often stripped and the tear is uneven. This allows fungal infections and insects to invade the tree. Cutting off the damaged branches is done with a clean cut near the trunk so the rest of the tree stays healthy and the cut doesn't become infected.

If a large part of the tree is affected, you'll also need to consider how trimming off the diseased portion will affect the stability of the tree. You don't want the weight to be distributed unevenly after large limbs are removed on one side. If you have a large tree with extensive damage, seeking advice from a tree professional is a good idea.

Trees are normally quite hardy, but they can succumb to storm damage, insects, and diseases just like any other living thing. Trimming away damaged branches is vitally important to the health of your tree. When you notice areas of dead leaves or if your trees have damaged limbs and branches from a storm, it's probably best to seek professional advice and help so you can save the tree and not lose a valuable addition to your yard. Visit a site like for more.