Reasons for tree trimming in Vancouver
You may want to trim your trees for a variety of reasons. One reason is that you might want to trim your hedges, trees or shrubs to maintain their shape and keep them aesthetically pleasing to look at. Secondly, trees may require trimming in order to keep your trees at an appropriate distance away from sensitive areas such as a home, power line, roof, window or from simply growing too tall.
What are the differences between Pruning and Trumming?
Tree trimming focuses on maintaining a consciously designed form or shape of a tree, and is normally applied to shrubs and hedges, while the main goal of pruning is to promote good branch structure and tree health. Trees are almost always pruned and trimmed at the same time, since it’s always a good idea to keep tree health in mind when cutting or trimming branches. In order to make sure the trees will thrive and stay healthy after our work is finished, all of the trees we trim are done by certified arborists on staff.
When should I trim my trees?
Depending on the type of tree to be trimmed, trimming is normally done once or twice a year. Even though trees can be trimmed at any time of the year, we recommend that you trim your trees in the Winter or Fall seasons when the trees are dormant. This causes less stress on the trees and it’ll usually save you some money since it’s easier for us to trim trees with less foliage to deal with. Of course, this applies to some types of trees more than others. To be sure, it’s always best to check with an arborist.
Advice on tree trimming from an arborist
Are your trees near power lines?
If the trees on your property are situated close to power lines, BC Hydro may reach out to you and send a tree company to trim branches away from the power lines for you free of charge. Damage to property, fires or power outages can be minimized by keeping trees clear of power lines. Please call BC Hydro for help at (604) 244-9376 if you happen to notice a hedge or the branches of your tree are closer than three metres of a power line.