Why should I trim my trees in Tsawwassen?
Having your trees trimmed may be necessary for a couple of reasons. Firstly, you may want to have your hedges, trees or shrubs trimmed to maintain their shape and keep them aesthetically pleasing to look at. Second, trees might need to be trimmed in order to keep the branches away from sensitive areas such as a window, home, power line, roof or from just growing too high.
What is the difference between Trimming and Pruning?
While the main goal of pruning is to promote good tree health and branch structure, tree trimming focuses on maintaining a designed shape or form of a tree, and normally applies to hedges and shrubs. Trees are typically trimmed and pruned at the same time, since it’s always a good idea to keep tree health in mind when trimming or cutting branches. Every one of the trees we prune are done with certified arborists on staff in order to make sure the trees will stay healthy after our work is complete.
When should I get my trees trimmed?
Depending on the variety of plant that is being trimmed, trimming is typically done once or twice a year. Even though 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 is better for the health of the trees and it will usually make it easier for us to trim trees when there is less foliage to deal with. Since it is faster for us, that means a more affordable cost for you. As always, this depends on the species of tree that is being trimmed. When in doubt, always check with an arborist.
Tree trimming advice from an arborist
Are your trees near power lines?
Whenever trees on your property are encroaching close to power lines, a tree team may be sent out by BC Hydro to trim branches away from the power lines for you free of charge. Trees are kept a safe distance away from power lines to prevent fires, damage to property or power outages. You should call BC Hydro for assistance at (604) 244-9376 if you notice that a hedge or any part of your tree is closer than 3 metres of a power line.