Trimming flowerbeds, grass and other smaller plants is truly a fun and enjoyable thing to do especially if you love gardening. This is probably the primary reason why some property owners opt to get tree trimming done on their own. However, working on trees especially large ones is a totally different case. It is more difficult, requires experience and knowledge, as well as the right tools and equipment.
Why Tree Trimming is Necessary
So why do you need to trim trees in your property anyway? Generally speaking, tree trimming is necessary to keep your trees in great shape. Overgrown trees can be hazardous. Weak branches may fall off. Trimming makes trees healthier too and can assist growth. In addition, trees look more beautiful when regularly maintained.
The Proper Tree Trimming Knowledge
Given the fact that tree trimming is beneficial, it is must be done every year or few years, depending on how fast the tree grows. There are specific seasons needed depending on the type of tree too. Some trees are best trimmed during the spring while others are ideally trimmed during the summer.
You see if trees are trimmed improperly, for instance during the wrong season, it can make way for pests to infest the tree. Trees may also stop growing or bearing flowers and fruits. Worse, a tree may decay or die due to improper or over trimming.
These are only some of the risks of DIY tree trimming on the tree itself. There are also some risks to the person who will attempt to DIY.
The Risks of Tree Trimming
Tree trimming involves climbing up the tree to reach branches that need to be cut. Aside from the proper tools and equipment, the person doing this must know what he’s getting himself into. A step on the wrong branch could result to accidents.
Furthermore, because tree trimming involves removal of branches, it may also pose danger to the surrounding properties. While you can easily move your car or all humans away from the tree, falling branches may damage nearby structures such as your home or your landscaped garden. All these must be kept in mind as an extra precautionary measure.
It is understandable that one would like to save money so they opt to DIY. However, if done incorrectly, tree trimming on your own may cost you even more. You don’t have to spend a whole lot on tree services if you call the right people.
New Smyrna Tree Service offers tree trimming and other tree related services in New Smyrna Beach and other nearby areas. You can call us at 386-267-8027 to get a free estimate in advance.
Even if a tree stands tall and strong, strong winds brought about hurricane and storms can still make it fall down. It gets even worse if a tree becomes old and weak. Mother Nature sure has her own ways to make us feel her wrath. So we all better be prepared.
Property owners call on tree experts for tree maintenance like trimming and pruning to get rid of weak branches. Others may even have to call for tree removal when necessary. However, there are still trees that unexpectedly fall down even when you least expect it to. In some cases, a tree can fall down on gardens, streets, or worse - on top of cars, homes and other structures.
If a tree has fallen down literally on your home, what should you do? Must you leave your house right away? Should you call the fire department? Thankfully, there are tree experts in your area that can help you out to prevent further damage and risk to your safety. Here are the things you need to do when a tree falls on your home:
1. Do not panic.
One of the most common mistakes homeowners make is that they panic when they realize a tree has fallen on their home. It is understandable, really. Your home, which you worked so hard for, has been damaged unexpectedly and there’s nothing you can do but accept the fact that what’s done is done. But panicking will cause you to make not the most ideal decisions. Truth is, panicking won’t do you any good. It’s okay to feel bad or even cry about it - but don’t panic and start solving the problem instead.
2. Make sure all occupants of your home are safe.
Do a head count. Is everyone safe? Is anyone trapped in the damaged area? Make sure that all your loved ones and family members, pets included are all accounted for. More than your house, human life and animal life should be your priority.
3. Check on all electrical appliances and avoid damaged wires.
If there are any exposed wirings, avoid touching them at all costs. Unplug all electrical appliances close to the damaged area of you believe it is absolutely safe to go near them. If not, turn off the main power switch in your home instead. Damaged wirings may lead to bigger problems like fires.
4. Call your local tree experts.
Now don’t even attempt to handle this problem on your own. The stress you’re experiencing from having a damaged home is already enough weight on your shoulders. Tree experts would have the proper tools, equipment and knowledge to remove the fallen tree from your home. They would also be able to clean the area and dispose of the tree if needed.
After the tree has been successfully removed from your property, you can start finding ways to fix your damaged home. Of course, top priority would be calling a reliable electrician who can check on the damaged wirings.
If you need emergency tree service, you need a tree contractor who would answer your call at any given time, 24/7. After all, these accidents can happen at any time and immediate action is required. If you live in New Smyrna Beach or neighboring areas, New Smyrna Tree Service is the best contractor you can reach out too. Call us at 386-267-8027 so we can assist you for your urgent concerns.
Relocating a palm tree is a fairly challenging task and it should be carried out properly so as not to cause any damage to its roots. More importantly, this task should be done carefully as it can be quite a risk to your safety especially if you’re not a landscaping pro.
Before planting the palm plant in a new location, make sure that area has adequate sunlight, well-drained soil and enough space so that the plant can spread its roots properly. For more details on safe palm tree relocation, check out the guide below:
Step 1: Dig the Hole
The first step is to dig a hole which is twice the size of the root ball of the palm plant. This space will help the plant in adapting to its new place and will prevent the plant from transplant shock.
Step 2: Prepare the Palm Plant
If you are digging the plant which has to be replaced, then make sure you do so carefully around the main root and then pull out the root ball tenderly to avoid damage. Wrap the roots in a wet burlap cloth so that the roots are moisturized prior to planting it in the new location.
Step 3: Carefully Lift the Plant
This is the most challenging task because if you cannot carry it out safely, you can end up damaging the bud of the plant. It is the part where new growth begins. Always lift the tree from the base and do not touch the top part of the plant.
Step 4: Place in the Hole
While planting the palm plant, do not place it too deep. It is advised that you keep the top of the root system above the soil. Now, you can add good quality compost over it and water the newly planted palm tree.
If carefully done, relocating a palm tree can be done in a breeze without causing any harm to the plant. We hope that the above-mentioned steps can help you out. However, it is also highly recommended for you to contact experts in tree services if you feel like the job would be too tedious for you.
New Smyrna Tree Service offers services such as tree removal and relocations, tree trimming, tree cutting, and a whole lot more. We offer services across New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding areas. With pro’s within your reach, you will surely be confident that your palm tree will survive and be just as beautiful as it ever was in its new location. For a free quote and consultation, give us a call at 386-267-8027.
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