Having a tree trimmed is a lot like getting a hair cut. Sure, you could cut your hair, but it would look very different from the cut you get from a trained stylist. And yes, you could trim your tree, but it won't often look as nice as if you were to have a professional tree trimmer do it. Why? Well, as it turns out, professional tree trimmers approach their job in a very systematic way. They do things quite differently from the average homeowner, which is why their results look different. Here are some key reasons why a tree trimming job makes your trees look better.
Cutting through a tree branch is not as easy as it might seem. Your shears have to be sharp, and you also have to know which pair of shears to use for branches of various sizes. Reach for your small shears for a too-thick branch, and you'll end up having to saw through it. This will result in an uneven cut. Professional rarely have this issue. Since they trim so many trees each day, they invest in the best-quality shears they can find, and they keep them very sharp. They usually have several pairs, and they know which pair to use based on the size and thickness of the branch. As such, all of their cuts tend to look perfect and pristine.
Trees are not usually symmetrical, but when you trim a tree, you want to make it look symmetrical. This means carefully planning which branches you'll remove to create as balanced a look as possible. It takes practice to know which branches to remove. A tree trimmer has had that practice, and they put it to use. They know just what branches to remove to give your tree a more attractive, balanced appearance.
Would you know, just by looking, whether certain branches on your tree were beginning to develop disease? A tree trimmer can tell. They note early disease symptoms like leaf spots and tiny cankers on the bark, and they remove branches that show these symptoms. This not only ensures your tree looks healthier after a trim, but also keeps it looking healthier far into the future.
If you want your tree to look its best, hire a professional to trim it. They do a great job at removing diseased branches, giving the tree a more balanced look, and creating perfect cuts.