Tree Trimming Port Orange


Is trimming your trees really worthwhile?

Of-course we would say ‘yes’, but then we are tree trimmers, after all. But what do trusted independents say about the value of keeping your trees in good condition?

USDA Forest Service reports that mature trees can increase the value of your home by 10% on average. Research indicates that tree-based landscaping can increase your property’s worth by anything up to 20%, according to Management Information Services/ICMA. They go on to say that tree-based landscaping can give a much better return than spending the same on a kitchen make-over.

However, much of your trees' capacity to increase your property value depends on how well they're maintained, reports Moneysense. This means that badly trimmed trees will not reflect your home’s true worth and may decrease its dollar value.

We can conclude from the above that it’s in your clear interest to have your trees trimmed professionally and also for you to invest a little time and money tree care too. Tree Top Pros has both the experience to offer sound advice and to provide a professional trimming and pruning service for both businesses and residential customers in the city of Port Orange.

Trimming Definition

Tree trimming at its simplest can be a response to a danger caused by a tree or larger bush by way of cutting off and removing the wayward branches. For example, a tree should be cut back if a limb impedes a roadway or even a side walk. When tree limbs threaten to destroy buildings, they must be cut and taken away. Trimming may also be required if the overall appearance of the tree requires correcting for aesthetic purposes.

Venn Diagram comparing tree trimming with tree pruning

It is comparable and yet slightly distinct to pruning. Tree pruning is really much more of a planned, deliberate technique necessitating precise incisions in specific places on the tree and during certain months of the season in order to enhance the tree's condition or fecundity. Actually, however, the two words are employed often reciprocally.

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We suggest you reach out to us to request our tree trimming services whenever ...

  • Your tree is swaying way too close to electrical lines
  • Tree boughs are hanging close to or even scraping the walls of your house or building
  • You prefer to have a more pleasing or different form for your tree
  • Your next-door neighbor is grumbling that your tree is blocking out the sun in his back yard
  • There are lifeless branches swinging off your tree
  • Your trees haven't been properly trimmed in living memory
  • Your tree is too enormous to trim without having a ladder or perhaps climbing equipment

Contact us and speak with an accredited arborist so as to discuss your trimming work. We might drop by if there's a substantial tree or maybe a number of trees affected.

We'll offer you a FREE, reasonable assessment of expenses with regard to the requested service prior to any work begins. This leaves you safely in the driving seat which is definitely how our customers like it!

Oh, we only draw the line at trimming your Christmas Tree.

How to trim a tree without killing it

You might just be persuaded to trim a tree on your own. In case you own a small tree, this might just be practical IF you obtain the suitable tools, a little bit of know-how, protective wearable’s and do not need to use a ladder. It's tricky to sum up several years of learning as well as experience within a few glib sentences. Having said that, a number of the typical trimming errors our team observe and the things to refrain from are outlined here with these trimming tips:

  1. A stub is left behind just where the branch has been cut off. Stubs will allow rot since trees can not heal these effectively. Alternately, cut close to the main tree branch or without touching the 'collar'. Do not cut down very close either because it is going to be sluggish to mend and possibly cultivate rot leading to weakness in the primary branch.
  2. Cuts are very oblique to the direction of the tree branch and also bigger than necessary. Your trimming cut must be tidy and you ought to attempt to get the minimum cut face possible. In any other case, the wound will definitely heal over more slowly, requiring more energy which the tree could utilize in other parts of the tree.
  3. Trees are often pruned far too dramatically. This practice is normally termed topping or hat-racking or hatting and can stimulate weak growth if it doesn't finish the tree permanently. Plan to crop no more than a quarter of the entire tree canopy within any 1 year. Note that some local government authorities mandate that a maximum of only one fifth of the canopy can be removed in any growing season.
  4. The tree's excessively sizable to cut. Unqualified people going up enormous trees can and does trigger a very high possibility of injury and also property breakage below and about the tree. Simply do not do it - call the specialists.

Employing these 4 tips alone could be enough to ensure your trimming project doesn’t turn into a costly tree removal project.

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How to trim a large tree without killing oneself

Simply say no! Call Tree Top Pros as an alternative. Clipping a large tree demands the use of climbing gear or hydraulic bucket vehicles to assail it in relative safety. There's certainly a substantial threat of you tumbling from standard domestic ladders leading to a significant reason for yard injuries and even worse. The branches of large trees are, well, much larger as well as heavier. These are able to knock out any climbing equipment when cut and tend to fall in an unpredictable way. This can and does take out the ladder which's keeping you up. Ladders up large trees are just too dangerous to contemplate.


How to trim a small tree

By using a little repetition along with some guidelines directly from a trained arborist, you might do this on your own for your small trees, relatively safely. Our experts point out a few of the basic principles as well as pruning best practices in our feature here as well as within our February Tree Care Diaries. Our experts clarify the tallest reach of commonly available pruning hardware that approaches about 30 feet when added to your own natural reach. Any higher than this height will definitely demand ladders and our company don't advise you work with these to climb up a tree when it comes to your own safety. Our experts have observed and heard of too many injuries and worse. The moment that you think about trimming, get in touch with our local arborist and we'll show you effective ways how to prune ... as well as how to trim your modest-sized tree.

Tree Trimming Permit

Many local municipalities demand that people hold a pruning permit in advance of work starting on your tree, especially in the event that it's positioned within a business or industrial locality or sited within a shared community area. A number of counties go a step further and need a before and after check. Volusia County has several codes of ordinances relating to trimming trees but a permit is not one of them to our knowledge. We know the policies and codes in your local area and are able to guide you accordingly.

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Tree Top Pros

Port Orange, FL

(386) 204-8836




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