The green that trees provide goes beyond the beauty of their foliage. Part of your home’s market value is rooted in the quality and quantity of healthy trees on your property. That’s why it is so important to take good care of your trees. They grow very slowly, so it’s not easy – or cheap – to replace them.
A FEW TIPS FROM ARBORISTS AND OTHER TREE EXPERTS:
- Get an expert evaluation. Start by having trees pruned and evaluated regularly for signs of dead wood, insect damage and other problems.
- Remove dead or problem branches. One important part of tree maintenance is periodic crown clearing, which is the removal of dead wood. In addition to looking unsightly, dead wood can prevent a tree from producing enough sugar, can make it more attractive to insects, and can lead to structural damage when limbs fall.
- Another process, known as crown thinning, is the removal of selected branches from the tree’s crown to allow more light to pass through and decrease wind resistance, which will help the tree weather storms.
SOURCE: RISMedia/Living Smart: Tree Care/Angie Hicks