Summer is often one of our busiest months for tree care services in Charleston, SC. By summer, trees have definitely pushed abundant growth, and it’s time to have risky limbs and branches looked at by a professional. Remember, it’s not just climbing up the tree or some other tool to cut that makes tree care potentially dangerous. There are lots of factors to keep in mind when you are considering trimming, pruning, and thinning your trees.
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Now let’s dive into this month’s discussion of seasonal tree care, pruning, and prep for hurricane season!
What kind of pruning and trimming should I do in the summer?
In summer months, trees with dense canopies should be thinned out. However, it’s imperative to trim them the right way. Correct thinning allows for better air flow and maintains the health of the tree. This selective pruning practice prevents your trees from getting too tall and keeps branch thickness and numbers in check.
In addition to keeping the tree itself healthy, crown thinning can also benefit plants and animals growing nearby. Without enough light and air flow, grasses, bushes and other flora growing under or around your larger tree can suffer and die off. Animals that use the tree as a home appreciate the thinning, too, as long as you don’t take out one of the branches they are actually depending on! When Connor Tree Service works on your trees, we take all of these elements into consideration, as well as the appearance and safety of the tree.
How do I make sure my trees are ready for hurricane season?
When the storms come rolling in, it’s crucial to make sure your property is as ready as it can be. While many people focus on prepping their houses and sheds, trees are an important element, too.
Any trees that were showing signs of stress in previous months need to be re-evaluated. If their signs and symptoms are more pronounced, they need to be removed or addressed in some way. If they haven’t been assessed by a Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) professional, they really should be. Connor Tree Service provides tree risk assessment as part of its “full service” culture, and to ensure we are providing the highest quality service, we worked to become Tree Risk Assessment Qualified through the International Society of Aboriculture (ISA).
We will discuss Tree Risk Assessment and our TRAQ services in more depth next month!
A final important aspect of preparing your trees for the season is removing dead or dying branches and limbs. These limbs pose potential threats because they are very likely to break off or fall during high winds, and they can damage property or hurt anyone unfortunate enough to be in their path. Because of the added danger dead and dying branches pose when trimming and pruning other areas of the tree, it really is best to call in a professional to take care of the work.
If you don’t live in a part of the country affected by hurricanes, you can still follow these prep tips in the weeks and months leading up to tornadoes, lightning storms, or any other seasonal weather that produces high winds and hazardous conditions.
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Remember, preparation is key, even when it comes to tree care. And if you’re ever in doubt, contact a professional! In the Charleston area, Mount Pleasant, and West Ashley, that tree service professional near me is Connor Tree Service.
Join us again next month as we discuss tree risk assessment in greater detail, including why it is a wise investment in tree health and the safety of your customers and guests.