Why should I get my trees trimmed in New Westminster?
You may want to get your trees trimmed for a couple of reasons. One reason is that you may want to trim your hedges, trees or shrubs to maintain their shape and keep them aesthetically pleasing to look at. In addition, trees might require trimming in order to keep them away from potentially sensitive areas such as a home, power line, roof, window or simply from growing too high.
Trimming and Pruning: What is the difference?
While the main purpose of pruning is to promote good tree health and branch structure, tree trimming focuses on maintaining a consciously designed form or shape of a tree, and is usually applied to shrubs and hedges. Trees are typically pruned and trimmed simultaneously, as it’s always a good idea to keep the health of your trees in mind when cutting or trimming branches. In order to make sure your trees will stay healthy after the job is complete, all of the trees we prune are done with certified arborists on staff.
When should I get my trees trimmed?
The best time depends on the species of tree to be trimmed. once or twice a year. Although trees may be trimmed at any time of the year, we suggest 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 is less foliage to haul away. Being easier for us, that saves you some money. As always, this depends on the species of tree that is getting trimmed. To be sure, it’s always best to check with an arborist.
Advice on tree trimming from an arborist
Are your trees nearby power lines?
If the trees on your property are encroaching close to power lines, BC Hydro may reach out to you and send a tree company to trim trees away from the power lines for you free of charge. Damage to property, power outages or fires can be prevented by keeping trees clear of power lines. You should call BC Hydro for assistance at (604) 244-9376 if you happen to notice a hedge or any part of a tree is within ten feet of a power line.