Do I need to get my trees trimmed in Surrey?
You may want to get your trees trimmed for a number of reasons. First, you may want to get your shrubs, trees or hedges trimmed to keep them shaped well and aesthetically pleasing to look at. Secondly, trees may require trimming to keep the branches at a safe distance away from sensitive areas such as a home, window, roof, power line or from simply growing too high.
What are the differences between Trimming and Pruning?
While the main purpose of pruning is to encourage good tree health and branch structure, tree trimming aims to maintain a consciously designed form or shape of a tree, and normally applies to shrubs and hedges. Trees are typically trimmed and pruned simultaneously, as it’s always a good idea to keep the health of your trees in mind when trimming or cutting branches. In order to ensure the trees will remain healthy after the work is complete, every one of the trees we prune are done by certified arborists on staff.
When is the best time to trim my trees?
Depending on the variety of tree that is being trimmed, trimming is usually done annually or semi-annually. Despite the fact that trees may be trimmed at any time of the year, it’s suggested 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’ll usually make it easier for us to trim trees with less foliage to deal with. Since it is quicker for us, that saves you some money. Again, this depends on the kind of tree that is being trimmed. When in doubt, always check with an arborist.
An arborist offers advice on Tree trimming
Are your trees close to power lines?
In instances where trees on your property are encroaching uncomfortably close to power lines, BC Hydro may reach out to you and send a tree service contractor to trim trees away from the power lines for you free of charge. Power outages, fires or damage to property can be prevented by keeping trees a safe distance away from power lines. Please call BC Hydro to see if they can help you at (604) 244-9376 if you happen to notice your hedges or any part of a tree is closer than 9 feet of a power line.