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Trimming Tall Trees

15 JUN 2022

Trimming Tall Trees

Tall trees play a vital role on your property, from aesthetics and privacy to shade and wind protection. Tall trees are an excellent way to improve property value if you plan to put your home on the market. However, having trees requires a great deal of maintenance, and that's where we come in as your go-to tree care company. At Sesmas Tree Service, we believe that the larger the trees, the more demanding the care will be. Whether you want to prune branches or cut away dead wood on a tall tree, you risk injuring yourself because of the climbing. While most landscaping activities can be turned into DIY projects, trimming tall trees should be left to a professional tree service provider.

The Dangers of Climbing Tall a Tree

Accessing the branches of a tall tree without the proper training and equipment can be pretty dangerous. It is more than just laying a ladder and going straight up. Our tree service providers leverage industry-standard tools and equipment and extensive industry knowledge to ensure the job gets done with the utmost professionalism and regards for safety. Some of the professional tools used include a chainsaw, pruning shears, and many more.

Reaching the top of the tree is only the beginning since you'll be required to find a secure position to prevent the risk of falling. The next step is making careful cuts to avoid severe damage to the tree and ensure that falling branches don't injure anyone or damage surrounding structures. A tree care company has a team of professionals who are well-trained and equipped to handle this multi-step process without compromising the well-being of your trees.

Safely Climbing a Tall Tree

Most tree service professionals use climbing gaffs and spurs to access the top quickly. Climbing gaffs are metal spikes attached to a tree care expert's leg, making it easy to climb up and down easily. If there's a tree you want to cut down, climbing gaffs are an excellent choice. However, spurs are not recommended if you only want to trim overgrown or damaged branches because they leave open wounds on the bark that lead to death in specific areas.

The cuts left behind by climbing gaffs also create an opening for diseases and harmful insects to attack the tree, leading to sickness and even tree death. A perfectly healthy tree is not the only thing at risk, and users are advised to ensure they are stable to prevent falling. If you look forward to trimming a long tree in your backyard but lack the expertise and tools required, you should hire a professional to ensure the job is done correctly and safely.

Choose a Professional Tree Service Provider

A common mistake most property owners make is searching the internet for a tree care company, which doesn't guarantee professionalism or experience. If the prices offered are too good to be true, chances are the tree service lacks proper certification or is inexperienced. Contact us at Sesmas Tree Service and schedule a consultation with our representative. We aim to help you alleviate any guesswork from the process and get the job done efficiently and effectively.