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Benefits of pruning before summer storms

Tree Pruning Before Summer Storms is Beneficial

We’ve already had some pretty wild storms this summer, and the Giroud Crew has been all over the area cleaning up storm damage. Summer storms can catch us off guard, but one way to avoid storm damage is to have your trees pruned. Cleaning out deadwood and creating a better airflow through the crown will help your trees stand strong against high winds and heavy rains. Read on to find out why tree pruning is something to seriously consider now before disaster strikes.

Why do trees need to be trimmed?

All trees need regular pruning. It’s especially important as we move into summer storm season.  Pruning removes safety hazards, promotes health and keeps your trees looking beautiful.  When to prune a tree is something to seriously consider, and there are many benefits to trim those limbs now!

Pruning Now Helps to Prevent Summer Storm Damage

Heavy crowns, dense branches, and overweight limbs make your trees a big target for summer storm damage. When storms strike, Bradford Pear, Silver Maple, Birch, Arborvitae, and White Pine typically are hit the hardest with broken limbs, split trunks, and total tree failure. Ultimately though, all trees are at risk. Maintenance is far cheaper than cleaning up after a storm! Tree pruning and tree trimming involves everything from elevating lower branches and clearing branches away from houses, pools, driveways, and walks. Your Giroud Tree Care Crew will prune your trees to open up air flow, reduce the weight in the crown and repair structural weaknesses.

The Added Benefits of Pruning

Your tree branches may be giving critters direct access to your house! Now is a great time to prune trees away from your house and shed to avoid access by squirrels and other wildlife to rooftops and attics.

Tree Pruning now will also reduce debris that makes your yard messy! Summer is a time to enjoy your yard. You don’t want to have to step over broken sticks and other natural junk. Prune trees that drop fruit, nuts or other debris onto key parts of your property such as the pool area, roof, driveway and, patio. Pruning trees that create heavy debris will keep your property cleaner!

Why should you hire a Certified Arborist for your tree pruning?

While tree pruning is important for health and safety, it can lead to devastating consequences when the job is put in the wrong hands. Without proper knowledge and training, improper cuts can permanently damage and even kill an otherwise healthy tree! You want to make sure you hire an ISA Certified Arborist who knows how to prune a tree. Check out Giroud’s informative post on how Bad Pruning Kills Trees, which details the types of bad pruning; what can result from poor pruning techniques; and, how to avoid disaster with your trees.

It’s important to ask the right questions when you are choosing a Tree Pruning Professional. You’ll want to ask about their experience, their credentials, and for recommendations from their customers. The Tree Care Industry Association sets the highest standards for tree companies, so you will want to make sure the company you hire is TCIA certified!

It All Starts with an Inspection by an ISA Certified Arborist

Giroud’s ISA Certified Arborists have a wealth of experience and training for proper tree pruning of all species of trees!

Call 215-682-7704 today to schedule a FREE Inspection for your trees! 

Author: Jeanne Hafner

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