Have you noticed that if you look at your trees in the winter you can see the branches really well?
And, viagra buy did you know that you can trim your trees in the winter in Arizona?
That means that now is a good time to take a look at your trees and see if they need trimming. There are things to look for when figuring out if your trees need to be trimmed. Here’s what you’re checking for:
- Rubbing and crossing branches – these branches become weak from rubbing together.
- Water sprouts – these branches grow when larger branches are removed. Water sprouts are weakly attached and can break off in a strong wind.
- Dead branches – these branches are no longer useful to the tree and can easily break and fall to the ground.
Some things to remember when having your trees trimmed:
- Only take off 25% of the canopy (branches) at any one trimming. Taking off more than that can damage your tree.
- Don’t leave stubs. Branches should be cut back to the next largest branch. Leaving stubs can keep the branch from healing properly.
- Use a three-cut process to trim off larger branches. This keeps the weight of the branch from tearing into the trunk. Have the branch undercut a short ways out from the trunk but don’t cut all the way through the branch. Do your main cut further out so that if the branch tears, viagra sales it only rips to the undercut. Then, make a final cut at the trunk.
Always look for a professional tree trimmer to trim your larger trees. A certified arborist will know the proper way to trim your trees. Trees are an investment and if they are damaged you might not know for a few years. Sometimes, you end up paying a lot when you look for the least expensive way to go when having your trees trimmed. Have it done right the first time and your trees will thank you.
Have a very happy New Year!
Deborah Munoz-Chacon, Sonoran Oasis Landscaping
Certified Arborist, International Society of Arboriculture #85053