Why should I have my trees trimmed in Langley?
You may want to have your trees trimmed for a range of reasons. One reason is that 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 to be trimmed to keep the branches at an appropriate distance away from potentially sensitive areas such as a window, roof, power line, home or just from growing too tall.
Trimming and Pruning: What’s the difference?
While the central purpose of pruning is to promote good tree health and branch structure, tree trimming aims to maintain a consciously designed form or shape of a tree, and usually applies to shrubs and hedges. Since it is always a good idea to keep the health of your trees in mind when trimming or cutting branches, trees are usually pruned and trimmed at the same time. In order to make sure your trees will stay healthy after the work is complete, all of the trees we trim are done by certified arborists on staff.
When’s the ideal time to have my trees trimmed?
Depending on the variety of tree to be trimmed, trimming is typically done annually or semi-annually. Although trees may be trimmed at any time of the year, we advise that you trim your trees in the Winter or Fall seasons while the trees are dormant. This is better for the health of the trees and it will usually mean a lower cost for you since it’s easier for us to trim trees with less foliage to haul away. As mentioned before, this depends on the type of tree that is being trimmed. To be sure, it’s always best to check with an arborist.
Tree trimming advice from an arborist
Are your trees close to power lines?
If the trees on your property are growing close to power lines, BC Hydro may contact you and send a tree contractor to trim trees away from the power lines for you free of charge. It is very important to keep trees away from power lines in order to prevent fires, damage to property or power outages. We suggest that you call BC Hydro to see if they can help you at (604) 244-9376 if a hedge or the branches of a tree are within 3 metres of a power line.