Trees are majestic, living things that require regular maintenance. Trimming a tree promotes healthy growth. When you remove weak, diseased, or damaged branches by periodic trimming, you encourage the tree to grow stronger. You might tackle a small trimming job yourself; other situations are best handled by a professional.  

 

When to call a tree trimming professional 

A professional tree trimmer has the tools and experience to remove large trees or dangerous limbs. And they know how to trim a tree correctly. Do it wrong and you can actually harm the tree.   

 

Trees are susceptible to disease. An arborist can properly diagnose and treat the problem. You may be tempted to just cut off a diseased-looking branch or yellowed leaves. However, the underlying problem will remain. Therefore, finding out what is causing your tree to be sick is critical to begin restoring it back to good health. 

A real danger is present when trying to remove a large limb. This should always be performed by a professional using the right equipment and proper training to guide the limb safely to ground level. Otherwise, a falling limb may hit a person or object as it drops to the ground. 

 

Stay away from power lines

 

Stay away from power lines

You should never attempt to work on a tree near power lines. Always assume the lines are energized, even if they are pulled down in a storm or by tree branches. It is simply not worth the risk to your life for you to work on a tree where you come into close contact with a power line. Call a professional; they will use safe practices to get the job done.  

 

Decrease the risk of fires  

 

Decrease the risk of fires

Sadly, 3.1 million acres have burned in California in 2020. Droughts, heatwaves, and lightning strikes are factors that intensify the fires. But humans are responsible for igniting the vast majority of fires each year. Fire suppression practices need to be followed. Managing trees and dry brush is crucial. Additionally, when tree limbs fall onto power lines, the tree can ignite and start a fire, such as what occurred recently in Redding, CA. Take a look around your property to see if any trees or limbs are too close to power lines. Protect your home and your family by using a professional tree trimmer to remove unwanted or dangerous tree limbs. Take the guesswork and danger out of trying to do the job yourself by hiring a trained expert.  

Discover why A-1 Tree & Stump Removal is Redding, CA’s premier tree trimming arborists! Our team of dedicated professionals are here to answer your questions and schedule a free consultation. Give us a call today at 530-221-9427. We look forward to working with you.