Why should I trim my trees in Burnaby?
Having your trees trimmed may be required for a variety of reasons. Firstly, you might want to trim your shrubs, hedges or trees to maintain their shape and keep them aesthetically pleasing to look at. In addition, trees might need trimming in order to keep your trees at a safe distance away from sensitive areas such as a home, power line, roof, window or from simply growing too high.
What are the differences between Trimming and Pruning?
While the central goal of pruning is to promote good tree health and branch structure, tree trimming aims to maintain a consciously designed shape or form of a tree, and is normally applied to shrubs and hedges. Trees are typically trimmed and pruned at the same time, as it is always important to keep the health of your trees in mind when cutting or trimming branches. In order to make sure your trees will remain healthy after the job is complete, all of the trees we trim are done with certified arborists on staff.
When’s the best time to trim my trees?
The ideal time depends on the variety of tree that is being trimmed. once or twice a year. Although trees can be trimmed at any time of the year, we advise that you trim your trees in the Fall or Winter months when the trees are dormant. This causes less stress on the trees and it’ll usually make it easier for us to trim trees when there isn’t as much foliage to clean up. Being easier for us, that translates to a lower cost for you. As always, this depends on the species of tree that is being trimmed. When in doubt, always check with an arborist.
Advice on tree trimming from an arborist
Trees nearby power lines?
Whenever trees on your property are located close to power lines, a tree contractor may be sent out by BC Hydro to trim branches away from the power lines for you free of charge. Damage to property, fires or power outages can be minimized by keeping trees clear of power lines. We recommend that you reach out to BC Hydro for assistance at (604) 244-9376 if you happen to notice a hedge or any part of your tree is within 10 feet of a power line.