How To Tell Your Trees Need Trimming

Every homeowner likes to make their home beautiful. Doing so involves mowing your lawn regularly to turn your yard into an outdoor haven. Eradicating weeds and shrubs also help beautify the look of your property. 

However, tree trimming is one of the best things to make your space more inviting. Trimming keeps your trees in prime conditions and boosts your curb appeal. As such, to know when your trees need trimming, here's how to tell.

Broken Twigs and Branches

Broken branches and twigs always lead to severe damage to your trees because they interfere with how it feeds. Think of it this way—when your trees broke their branches and twigs, they hurt their water and food conducting tissues. They develop wounds that expose their inside to organisms like fungi and bacteria. Bacteria and fungi lead to decay of the wood and discoloration of leaves leading to stunted growths for small trees.  

Decay also results in structurally weakened stems. All these shorten the tree's life unless you handle the problems correctly and on time. Trimming removes broken twigs and branches, which prevent the spread of wounds and the interference of the tree feeding cycles. Therefore, when you notice broken, splintering, and bowing branches and twigs, it's a sign your trees call for trimming.

Signs of Misshapen 

Misshapen trees mean that they aren't growing straight as expected. Misshapen can result from many reasons. Storms can break branches and cause a tree to tilt or shift to one side.

Misshapen trees can also result from wrong positioning during planting. However, despite the reason causing your trees not to grow straight, trimming can help them get back to their proper positions, especially for aesthetic needs.

When your trees are misshapen, their trunks curve, which results in uneven weight distribution between twigs and branches. This, therefore, increases tree falls, considering they can easily fall from slightly severe catastrophic events. So, to prevent unnecessary misshapen problems, regularly trim your trees to inspire straight growth patterns. 

Too Much Growth and Trees Growing Over Power Lines

While using your trees to keep your home attractive, safety is also a consideration to embrace. Your trees need trimming when they have too much growth and start growing over power lines. Branches and twigs over power lines cause safety risks, including electric shocks. Too much growth leads to dense trees.

Dense growth happens when you can't see through branches and twigs. You need to trim your trees because when you cannot see through them, they can easily hide harmful animals like snakes, posing a threat to human safety.