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Trim Trees to Get Them Ready for Next Year

Trees are definitely a vital part of our environment. They offer local wildlife a place to live, provide oxygen for us to live and keep your yard beautiful. Fall is the best time for preparing your yard for next spring and The Grounds Guys® has some great tips for trimming trees. 

Having trees in your yard that thrive does require some maintenance for it to truly thrive. Part of this upkeep involves:

  • Keeping your trees trimmed
  • Making sure your branches aren’t touching any power lines
  • Prepping your trees (and other plants for winter)
  • Making sure your trees get the nutrients they need

This month, we want to encourage you to use the following, tree-trimming steps:

  • Make sure to only trim branches that have V-shaped narrow angles
  • Try to prune only branches that are young or weak-looking
  • It is best to only trim the skinnier branches yourself.  If you trim the thicker branches, you could hurt yourself or your tree, as this may be a vital branch
  • Trim these smaller branches at their base, or where they break off from their main, larger branch.
  • Branches should never touch power lines. This could be hazardous to your tree, the power lines and yourself.  They could even cause power outages. 

If you have a tree branch that is touching a power line or you need help cutting a big branch, call The Grounds Guys. They can help with all of your residential or commercial yard work. 

For Further Reading:

Get Smart About Trees

Fall Allergies: The Culprit & Your Survival

Dos and DON’Ts of Tree Planting