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4 Tree Trimming Tips Homeowners Need for Good Results

Taking care of your trees is a must when you have a home with one or more of them on your property. If you’re a newbie to tree trimming, it can seem daunting as you try to figure out what to do. The following tips can help you get started and establish helpful habits.

1. Evaluate the Situation

It’s never advisable to take a tool you want to use for tree trimming and just start attacking random branches. It requires strategic evaluation to determine that you’re doing things correctly.

The best time to trim your trees is in the fall after all the leaves have dropped off. This gives you a full look at the branches without all the foliage obstructing the view. You can see which branches need to come down and which are good for the moment.

2. Have the Right Tools on Hand

You’re going to need the correct tools for tree trimming. A couple that are invaluable are a hand saw and a small chainsaw. Make sure to read any instructional paperwork that came with the tools you want to use. Although they may seem simple enough to figure out, proper usage means less chance of you or someone else getting injured.

3. Stay Safe

Using safety equipment is a must while you’re tree trimming, even if you think you don’t need it or you’re only planning on cutting one branch. For instance, gloves can help you keep a good grip on the tool you’re using, and protective high-quality eyewear can safeguard your eyes from debris that might fly your way. You may also want to wear a face mask to prevent inhaling debris as you breathe.

It’s also advisable to ask someone to be with you while you’re tree trimming, especially if you plan on using a ladder. Accidents like a branch falling the wrong way happen all the time, and having someone there with you means they can get you assistance fast if you need it.

4. Consider Hiring a Professional

Even if you want to take care of the tree trimming yourself to save some money, there are times when it’s better to call in a professional. The branches might be near and/or on power lines or high up. Or you might simply prefer that someone show you how to care for your trees properly before you try it on your own.

Our team has the skills to take on any tree-trimming task, even complex cases, and emergency services are available. We offer free estimates and will be happy to discuss how we can help you with your needs. Call Eastern Tree Pros when your trees need trimming and pruning in or near Greenville, NC.