Much like your lawn and landscape, trees require routine maintenance to keep them healthy and looking nice on your property. Regularly trimming trees ensures they are healthy, eliminates safety hazards, and increases the curb appeal and value of your home.

Here are some reasons why your trees in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lee County, and the surrounding areas need to be trimmed.

Trimming Your Trees Keeps Them Healthy

Keeping your trees trimmed is vital to their health and structural support. Proper trimming improves the health of your trees by eliminating branches that are dead or dying. These branches compete with healthier branches and steal necessary nutrition from the rest of your tree. Rather than feeding only the lively, healthy parts of your tree, nutrients such as fertilizer, water, food, and light are being split amongst the healthy and dead branches. Trimming these branches off your tree will increase the amount of nutrients and food your healthy branches get and cut down on waste.

Trimming also improves the overall structure and support of your trees, keeping it from developing broad or weak branches. Trimming your tree prevents limbs from growing weak crotches and crossing over each other and causing wounds in the bark. When branches grow out of hand and cross over each other, they compete for space and light in the crown. Trimming your trees will increase sun exposure and air circulation throughout the tree and underlying landscape, which will drastically improve the tree’s health.

Untrimmed Trees Pose Safety Hazards

Untrimmed trees pose safety hazards, like this tree that has fallen into a home in Fort Myers, FL.

Unruly trees with low, overhanging branches are dangerous. Rogue branches hang down in your yard, driveway, and walkways, creating dangerously pointy obstacles that people must maneuver around. Low branches can scratch people, pose tripping hazards, and falling branches pose a high danger to your family.

Unkempt trees create a major hazard to your home as well. Dead and diseased branches house mold, pests, and other diseases. Unruly branches that hang over your house can compromise your home’s structural integrity and your home’s roof and siding can be damaged from branches that rub against it during harsh winds. A large overhanging branch can fall off onto your roof and damage your belongings or possibly injure anyone inside. Removing unruly low-hanging branches reduces the risk of harm to your family and damage to your property.

Tidy Trees Increase Curb Appeal & Property Value

Tree trimming not only benefits your trees, but also benefits your home’s appearance. Trimming back large, messy trees opens up your property and improves your view while adding greater curb appeal for your home because you can see more of your yard. A properly-maintained landscape with shapely, trimmed trees increases your home’s curb appeal and subsequently its property value. On the contrary, a home with a messy landscape and unkempt, dangerous trees actually decreases in value and is generally displeasing to look at.

Trees that are not trimmed properly can quickly grow out of hand, posing safety hazards to you and your loved ones and causing damage to your property.

Do you need trees trimmed on your property?

Palm trees after our company's tree trimming services in Lee County, FL.

At Tim's Tree Service, we have the necessary tools and experience needed to keep your trees and property trimmed and healthy throughout the year. If you need trees on your property trimmed, call us today at (239) 994-6384 to set up an appointment.