Limbing up Trees
The limbing of my backyard trees is the number 1 outdoor activity I like saving for those lazy months.
If this chore goes ignored, My entire yard then would be shaded out. With the proper pruning, I can enjoy the breeze and beauty of the trees while allowing enough light for the plants and the lawn to enjoy. The light that filters through is enough to keep my lawn green and healthy and my colorful, beautiful plants happy.
This annual exercise is worth it. I am continuously getting comments from other gardeners about how nicely my garden and my flowers look, with so many trees. Keeping up with your bushes is pretty much a do-it-yourself project which I don't suggest.
Which Trees to Prune
As you survey your landscape, observe all the trees that won't allow the sunlight to reach the ground. Pruning won't be necessary for woodland areas. In areas where you are trying to grow grass or plants are looking quite shady, or shrubs aren't flowering correctly, you would have to figure out how to get more sunlight. Limbing the trees is the next best thing to try instead of cutting them down.
One thing would be to remove as many of the lower limbs as possible, making the canopy the higher, the better. Keep the aesthetic consequences in mind. Surprise, Surprise! with Uniformity and proper care, everything will be looking so much better.
Another thing to consider when choosing which limbs to trim off your tree should be the shade or protection that it may provide for specific plants. Now, for example: let's say you have some plants under several tall trees, but this tree has several branches that need some trimming. However, on one side, the branches provide a lot of protection from the afternoon sun, so that I would say it would be good to prune the tree in an ingenious way keeping in mind the well-being of the smaller plants that lay beneath the trees.
Hire a Pro
Once upon a time, this was a DIY project for me. Now that I am older and my pocket is wiser, I can say this "is best left to the pros" "Certified Arborist" Replacing a full-grown tree is not an easy job, and a lousy pruning job can lead to its death. A pro has the proper tools and knowledge to perform the job the right way the first time without hurting your tree. You can Google them under the term "Tree Care," and you will find an online listing on places that offer the service..
Beware of Economy Services
Economy services do not always mean good services. Just because you own a pair of boots, a truck, and a chainsaw doesn't make you an expert or even states that they know what they are doing. Most of the time, economic services only look to get the job done ASAP without caring for the long-term health of your trees or plants. Also, keep in mind if you ever see your hired help wearing spikes to prune your trees, make them take it off because these cause long-term bad health effects to trees. The service should only use it when trees are to be removed entirely.
Ask the Pro for their credentials to make sure they are certified. Also, make sure they have proper insurance in place as well.