Reasons to get your trees trimmed in Greater Vancouver
You may want to trim your trees for a range of reasons. One reason is that you might want to trim your shrubs, hedges or trees to keep them looking aesthetically pleasing and well-shaped. Second, trees might require trimming in order to keep the branches at a safe distance away from sensitive areas such as a window, roof, power line, home or from simply growing too tall.
Trimming vs Pruning: How are they different?
While the central purpose of pruning is to promote good branch structure and tree health, tree trimming aims to maintain a designed form or shape of a tree, and is normally applied to hedges and shrubs. Trees are typically pruned and trimmed at the same time, since it is always important to keep the health of your trees in mind when cutting or trimming branches. All of the trees we prune are done by certified arborists on staff in order to make sure the trees will thrive and stay healthy after the work is complete.
When should I have my trees trimmed?
The ideal time really depends on the type of plant that is being trimmed. once or twice per year. Trees may be trimmed at any time of the year. But, we suggest that you trim your trees in the Fall or Winter seasons when the trees are dormant. This is better for the well-being of the trees and it will typically save you some money since it’s quicker for us to trim trees when there’s less foliage to deal with. As mentioned before, this applies to some kinds of trees more than others. When in doubt, always check with an arborist.
Tips on tree trimming from an arborist
Trees nearby power lines?
Whenever trees on your property are growing close to power lines, BC Hydro may reach out to you and send a tree contractor to trim trees away from the power lines for you free of charge. Damage to property, fires or power outages can be prevented by keeping trees clear of power lines. You should get in touch with BC Hydro to see if they can help you at (604) 244-9376 if a hedge or any part of your tree is closer than three metres of a power line.