Do I need to get my trees trimmed in White Rock?
Tree trimming may be required for a couple of reasons. Firstly, you might want to have your trees, shrubs or hedges trimmed to maintain their shape and keep them aesthetically pleasing to look at. In addition, trees may need trimming in order to keep them at an appropriate distance away from potentially sensitive areas such as a power line, home, window, roof or from simply growing too high.
Trimming and Pruning. .. What is the difference?
While the central goal of pruning is to encourage good branch structure and tree health, tree trimming aims to maintain a designed shape or form of a tree, and usually applies to shrubs and hedges. As it is always a good idea to keep tree health in mind when cutting or trimming branches, trees are almost always trimmed and pruned at the same time. All of the trees we trim are done with certified arborists on staff to make sure the trees will remain healthy after the job is complete.
When’s the best time to have my trees trimmed?
Depending on the species of plant that is being trimmed, trimming is typically done annually or semi-annually. Trees can be trimmed at any time of the year. But, it’s recommended that you trim your trees in the Winter or Fall months while the trees are dormant. This causes less strain on the trees and it’ll likely make it easier for us to trim trees with less foliage to clean up. Since it is quicker for us, that saves you some money. Again, this depends on the species of tree that’s getting trimmed. When in doubt, always check with an arborist.
An arborist gives advice on Tree trimming
Are your trees close to power lines?
In instances where trees on your property are growing too close to power lines, BC Hydro may contact you and send a tree service company to trim trees away from the power lines for you free of charge. It’s important to keep trees away from power lines to prevent fires, damage to property or power outages. You may reach out to BC Hydro for assistance at (604) 244-9376 if you notice that your hedges or any part of a tree is closer than 3 metres of a power line.