Trees really can and do you make the exterior of the home look very nice. Or rather, they should make the exterior look nice. A tree that is not properly taken care of won’t exactly do much to improve curbside appeal. That’s why it is important to stay on top of yard and landscaping work. Yet, even the most responsible homeowner might fall behind on a few duties. One of those duties may involve the need to trim a tree.
Performing tree trimming work might not seem all that important to every homeowner. Actually, tree branches should be trimmed at regular intervals. This is doubly true when trimming work becomes past due. When is it time? Four certain signs indicate when the time has arrived for that all-important tree trimming work to be undertaken.
1- The Tree Looks Terrible
Simply put, the branches on the tree and reached a point to where things are taking a turn for the ugly. And in this case, the word “ugly” is to be taken literally. Tree branches that grow out of control do not exactly enhance the beautification have a home. Wildly growing branches could indicate neglect. The impression given from the overgrowing branches would be the homeowner no longer takes care of his/her property. Impressions of this nature can actually drive down the equity of the home. Mercifully, the problem can be fixed easily. Simply do what is required to trim the tree branches.
2- An Apparent Danger Exists
Do not dismiss dangers associated with tree branches growing to the point they’re reaching electrical wires or pressing against a home’s windows. Such conditions reflect hazards. The same will be true with extended branches start to rot. Rotted branches may not remain on the tree for long. A falling tree branch presents danger to anyone in the vicinity.
Other types of hazards can arise from untrimmed branches. If the branches reach the roof, it could be possible for rats and other creatures to find a way into the home. A few of those pests could even be very dangerous animals such as a raccoon. These animals carry diseases and can be vicious under certain circumstances. Extending a tree branch bridge to the strange animals is not recommended.
3- The Branches Create a Mess Outside
Leaves and other things do grow on branches. They won’t stay place forever. The time soon comes when they fall off. Gravity then draws them to the ground where they present an annoying mess. Someone better perform cleanup work soon or else the yard and other areas near the home and end up looking sloppy. Once again, a loss of curbside appeal does not benefit either the homeowner or the home.
Incidentally, the presence of leaves on the ground also creates potential hazards. The same will be true of any twigs that fall to the ground as well. The wind may blow them around the yard or onto the front sidewalk. Slip and fall hazard might present risks to anyone who walks in that particular area. Cutting down branches removes any debris from falling from them. Remember, the longer you let trimming work go, the longer avoidable hazards remain in place.
4- The Branches Cross into Someone Else’s Property
Branches grow off into a number of different directions. At some point, the branches can grow over a fence and hang over neighbor’s property. This is not a good thing for a number of reasons. For one, the branches create liabilities that could come back to harm you financially horn you in the future. Allowing the branches to grow in such a manner does not reflect the desire to be a good neighbor. Bad feelings may develop, which is why you best not allow branches or anything else to crossover onto a neighbor’s property.
Tree trimming work can be difficult. Professional tree trimmers are likely the best people to handle the job. If you have neglected to care for your trees and their branches, calling on a professional service may be overdue.