Northern Michigan is home to so many diverse species of trees, and most homeowners in and around Traverse City enjoy having trees on their property. Keeping trees healthy and looking their best involves having them trimmed properly. There are so many reasons why it’s important to consult an experienced professional before you consider cutting any part of a tree yourself. Improper pruning not only looks messy, but can cause trees to become structurally weakened and more prone to disease. In addition, incorrectly pruned trees can pose a serious safety hazard.
Quite simply, improper pruning results in undesirable growth patterns. Many well-intentioned homeowners have caused irreparable damage to their trees by taking it upon themselves to prune them. It’s especially sad when a tree has to be removed because of problems that could have been prevented with proper care. Not to mention the avoidable expenses incurred.
Careful, well-planned tree trimming is also a big factor in the production of foliage, flowers, and fruit. When a tree must expend large amounts of energy to nurse damaged or unhealthy limbs, vital nutrients are taken from other areas. Removing the dead or dying portions of the tree will allow the organism to focus its efforts on the healthy parts. A well pruned tree will be far more beautiful and productive than an untrimmed or improperly trimmed one.
Additionally, a tree that is not pruned well can pose a threat to buildings and vehicles. It doesn’t take much (like a strong wind) for a weak limb to be broken off. Fallen branches can cause thousands of dollars in damages, for which you could be held liable. Michigan tree laws vary depending on the circumstances, but you may be held responsible if a tree on your property causes harm to someone else’s property.
Also, attempting to prune trees yourself – especially ones with large and precarious limbs – is dangerous. Not only do you run the risk of falling or dropping a branch on someone below, but an even graver hazard is the threat of electrocution since many trees grow near power lines. We are experienced professionals who know how to remove problem areas of trees while minimizing the risk of mishaps.
Aside from having extensive knowledge of Northern Michigan trees, we have the right tools for the job. Cutting a limb with an inferior tool or the wrong kind of tool can leave a tree with wounds that are magnets for bug infestation and disease. We have been a trusted tree care company serving Traverse City and its surrounding areas for 16 years, and take great pride in the quality of the tools we work with. Every piece of equipment we use is the best available.
Hiring professionals for your tree trimming is a long term investment that will continue to pay off. Keeping your trees healthy helps maintain – and often increases – your property value. If you are in the Traverse City or Leelanau area of Northern Michigan, we can help you to turn a potential liability into a valuable – and more beautiful – asset.
If you have any of these problems don’t hesitate to call or email Read Tree Service for a free evaluation. We will share all of the options with you and provide our professional recommendation.
* When you contact us please specify if you are a resident of the Traverse City, Kingsley, Acme, Suttons Bay, Leelanau, Lake Ann, Kalkaska, Omena, North Port or Elk Rapids area.