Tips for Tree Trimming this Summer

Summer is among us, and it is time to get out and begin yard work or maintain the yard work you’ve already started. For many of us, we have trees in our yards, and adequately caring for them is essential for their health and also essential for having your yard look as you want it to. While we know that we need to care for our trees in a specific way, many don’t know how to give them the best care. It is the best thing for trees to be trimmed but do so correctly. There are some tips that you should keep in mind when you are trimming your trees this summer.

It is known that the best time to trim your trees is when it is dormant, which for the majority of trees would be during the winter season. But, we do know that trimming is necessary all year, and it has been shown that summer is an ideal time to trim your trees, specifically late summer. This is good because dead branches and limbs may need to be trimmed during this time, and leaves are beginning to thin out, which can make it easier for you to see dead areas that may be there. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind for tree trimming this summer.

Ottawa Tree Trimming Tips

  1. As we stated, it is always best to trim your tree during its dormant season. It is still okay to cut your tree when it is not during the dormant season; it is still okay for you to trim your trees when it is not during the dormant season as long as there is no hazard to do so.
  2. You want to be conscientious of the size of the branch that you are trimming. A good rule is if it is less than five centimeters in diameter, it is okay to trim the branch. Suppose the branch is between 5-10 centimeters in its diameter. You may not want to cut that branch. If you have a branch that is greater than 10 centimeters in diameter, you should only trim the branch if you have a valid reason to do so.
  3. There are specific branches that need to be trimmed; if you notice there are weak tree branches, they should definitely be cut. You will know a branch is vulnerable if it has a soft, V-shaped, narrow angle.
  4. If you can, you want to trim branches off your tree when they are young. This is the best because those branches are easier to manage, and you lower the chance to leave a scar on your tree.
  5. Make sure you do not trim the branch too long or too close. You don’t want to have a large stub on your tree, nor do you want to remove the branch collar.

The above tree trimming tips will hopefully help you greatly this summer. You want to make sure you’re taking care of your trees the best way possible at all times, and summer is an excellent time of year to make sure things are going how you want them to with your trees. Trimming your trees this summer is essential and should be taken seriously. Remember these tips as you prepare to take care of your trees this summer!

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