Why should I have my trees trimmed in Richmond?
You may want to trim your trees for a range of reasons. Firstly, you may want to trim your hedges, trees or shrubs to keep them shaped well and aesthetically pleasing to look at. Also, trees may need trimming to keep your trees at an appropriate distance away from sensitive areas such as a power line, roof, home, window or just from growing too tall.
Trimming and Pruning… What is the difference?
While the main goal of pruning is to encourage 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 pruned and trimmed simultaneously, since it’s always a good idea to keep tree health in mind when cutting or trimming branches. All of the trees we prune are done with certified arborists on staff in order to ensure the trees will thrive and remain healthy after the work is complete.
When should I get my trees trimmed?
The best time depends on the type of plant to be trimmed. once or twice per year. Although trees can be trimmed at any time of the year, it’s suggested that you trim your trees in the Fall or Winter months when the trees are dormant. This causes less strain on the trees and it will likely save you some money since it’s easier for us to trim trees when there’s less foliage to clean up. As mentioned before, this depends on the species of tree that’s getting trimmed. To be sure, it’s always best to check with an arborist.
An arborist offers tips on Tree trimming
Are your trees nearby power lines?
Whenever trees on your property are encroaching too close to power lines, BC Hydro may contact you and send a tree service team to trim branches away from the power lines. This is usually done free of charge. Trees are kept a safe distance away from power lines to prevent fires, damage to property or power outages. Whenever a hedge or any part of your tree is closer than ten feet of a power line, we recommend that you get in touch with BC Hydro for assistance. (604) 244-9376.