If you’ve lived on a rental property your whole life and only recently purchased your own property, you may have thought of trees merely as accessories up until now, rather than living things that need attention and care. If you’re a no fuss type, you may not even want to deal with maintaining a tree, if you want a tree cut down and need help removing an old stump from your lawn, then our professional arborists can do that for you. However, we find that most of our clients come to love having trees on their property, even if they’re not used to taking care of them initially.
Trees are great to have for practical reasons, as well as more abstract reasons that you wouldn’t necessarily think of. First of all, they provide shade in the hot summer months, a place for you to relax and read a book or drink a glass of iced tea; if you have kids, you could also hang a tire swing from a tree and watch them swing to their heart’s content. You may even want to take a turn yourself! Secondly, having living things on your property – especially living things that produce oxygen and reduce carbon in the atmosphere – should improve your mood a bit. In the same way that keeping plants in your home has been shown to promote feelings of well-being, having trees on your lawn makes life a little bit better as well.
Hiring a professional arborist to prune your trees before winter is a great idea for several reasons. The branches that are trimmed will have a chance to heal over the winter, so when the spring and summer season come around, they’ll be ready to sprout healthy little buds that will grow into stunning leaves and flowers. In the autumn months, with everything dying and falling off the trees, it’s hard to imagine the spring thaw and subsequent bloom, but rest assured, although it is quite a way off, spring and warmth will come again.
A little bit of amateur pruning is alright, it’s even encouraged! But if you have lots of large trees on your property, it’s best to hire and arborist who is certified by the International Society of Arboriculture. It’s important to trust a professional because if you prune a tree indiscriminately, you could do more damage than good. Our trained professionals are surgical in their pruning, knowing exactly how to trim your tree and allow to grow strong and healthy.
Furthermore, there is certainly safety to consider. Often when large trees go unpruned, there is danger that a large branch could come down in a storm and damage your house, or else land on a neighbour. These scenarios are obviously unappealing and could lead to legal problems or hiring a contractor to do some expensive repair work.
By contrast, hiring our tree care experts to perform these tasks will save you a headache in the long run. Remember: trees are friends to the earth and friends to humanity; they brighten our days and perform valuable functions. Your trees deserve professional care, so call Chipps today.