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Compelling Reasons to Let An Arborist Trim Your Trees

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 19 September , 2018

Here in San Diego County, the dormant season for tree and plant growth is typically between October-February. If your trees need trimming or removing, scheduling it between those five months is ideal.

There’s a lot more to tree trimming – or pruning – and removal than meets the eye, though. In this issue, the San Diego landscaping experts will explain why it’s definitely in your best interest to rely upon the skills of a professional arborist to make sure the job is done the right way.

Why do I need an arborist to trim or prune my trees?

Trees are living things, and pruning them the wrong way can seriously damage or even kill them. Each tree needs to be pruned or cut in a certain way.

Because trained arborists know how to identify, diagnose, and care for trees and plants, they are in a much better position to identify and trim a tree’s weakened or diseased limbs. Qualified arborists will also be able to establish growth patterns of your tree’s limbs to fill in open areas.

Seriously bad things can happen when unqualified people with a ladder grab a saw and try to tackle the job of tree pruning or removal themselves.

Why do I need to prune my trees during the dormant season?

For starters, the period between October-February is when tree and plant growth slows. This makes it an ideal time for pruning or removal for a host of reasons.

  1. Tree and plant diseases are better managed during the dormant season.
    Disease-carrying insects and other critters are less likely to be around to spread their infections around.
  2. Pruning during the dormant seasons gives trees a base for growth in warmer months.
    If your trees are pruned right after their spring growth period, any further growth – or blooming – may be hurt. By letting a skilled arborist take care of the pruning during the dormant season, the tree’s growth is not affected when the temperatures begin to warm.

For skilled tree trimming in San Diego, call the Juniper Landscape Company.

We have skilled arborists on our team who will trim or remove your trees in a professional and timely manner. We’ll even take care of the stump grinding and brush clearing.

Call us at 619-334-9464 or reach us via email.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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