The best time of a year for tree trimming usually takes place between the fall and spring but there are plenty of outlying circumstances which may also cause a need for cutting at any point in time on the calendar. Seasonal temperature changes and excessive growth could cause a tree to need trimming during an off period, instead of as a component involved with an optimum plant health care plan. There are also other important methods to consider when executing a tree trimming which could vary by type. Safety is always important, but the overall health of a tree is also critical and measured cuts are necessary in order to maintain proper plant growth. Depending on the type of tree being trimmed, an understanding of potential future growth patterns, in addition to knowing the hardness associated with wood types is also essential.
Trimming trees can also be required due to overgrowth into unwanted areas, obstruction in a line of sight or blockage of a road or pathway. Especially prevalent in urban areas, trees may begin to interfere with street signs, traffic lights, power lines, or obstruct important views, creating other hazards for citizens. It isn’t just above ground where trees can have an impact, especially in these urban settings. Depending on a tree’s age, type, and health, the roots underground may become involved with pipes or other underground objects (i.e. wires) that municipalities install. A proper care schedule and a timely trimming process can help to eliminate or remedy any of these occurrences while maintaining a safe environment for both citizens and nature to coexist and benefit from one another.