What To Do When Your Trees Need Trimming But Are Too Large To Handle Safely

Posted on: 13 January 2023


Tree trimming is important for many reasons, but when the trees on your property get too large, you may find that trimming them becomes difficult and unsafe. Working with a tree service to have tree maintenance done around your yard is a good option and safer for everyone in the long run. 

Reasons To Trim

Tree trimming is not just about aesthetics. It can also impact how healthy your trees are and the safety around your property. As trees get larger, the branches spread out, and a tree that does not have a good base can quickly become top-heavy. In a storm or bad weather, that tree may fall over, but trimming the branches back in the fall can help ensure the tree stands through winter weather. 

In some cases, an older tree that is not as healthy as it was when young may develop weak spots in the limbs, and make them more prone to falling. While this is a normal process, it can be a problem if the tree stands near the home and the limbs come down on the roof, or worse, one falls when someone walks under it. 

Proper tree trimming can help the tree survive and protect your home while still benefiting from the trees that have been there for many years. The goal of tree trimming is not to chop up the tree, but to precisely trim areas that will benefit the tree, keep it healthy and keep you safe under it.

Hiring A Tree Service

When your trees have become large enough that you can not reach the branches safely to trim them, call a tree trimming service in your area. The tree trimming service can bring a bucket truck that will reach high into the tree and allow them to work around limbs to assess and remove the ones that have the potential to fall. 

The tree service will have a good understanding of what needs to be done and can remove the limbs safely, chip and remove them, or leave them for you to cut into firewood or use in woodworking projects later. It is a good idea to have the tree service come out and give you an estimate for the work before they trim anything, and you may want to get quotes from several services to ensure you are getting a fair price.

When the tree service arrives, you may need to remove vehicles and other items from the yard to ensure nothing falls on them. However, most tree services trim and lower the branches and limbs to ensure they come down without damaging anything below.