Trees provide an abundance of benefits for any property, be it residential or commercial. For homes, it can enhance curb appeal (adding to the property’s value, incidentally) and provide energy efficiency (allowing homes to cut down on air conditioning cost by 50 percent). For buildings, it can increase business to flow in, block unsightly features, like concrete walls, and muffle traffic noise.
Since trees provide such amazing benefits to any neighborhood and city, it is essential that you maintain its health and beauty. What does this mean? This means that you need to keep it trimmed or pruned. Tree lopping, residents should know, is just one of the ways to achieve a trimmed tree.
Tree lopping is the removal of large side branches; lopping means to make vertical cuts. Another tree work associated with trimming is topping, which is the removal of large sections of the crown; topping means to make horizontal cuts, which is usually done through the main stems.
Tree lopping is generally called for when the yard feature poses a certain hazard to the property and the surrounding area. You can also call for a professional tree lopping service when some branches have made their way to the roof, adding debris to the rain gutter. Lopping may also be required when dead branches need to be removed to save the entire tree.
Note that lopping is not going to be as simple as you think. It requires skill and experience to prune a tree in this manner, without causing any damage to the tree and affecting its natural growth.
Incorrect lopping (and/or topping) could lead to stress, which further creates a whole slew of problems for the tree. This includes vulnerability to decay (due to severe wounds left by indiscriminate or crude cutting), starvation (when a huge portion of leaves are removed), and eventually, death. To find a qualified company check out Slash Me Silly. They can help with any and all of the situations mentioned above.
Another main issue you must consider before getting your trees lopped or topped involves local regulations or policies. Be aware that some trees may be protected by legislation, which means you cannot simply go right ahead and have branches removed. Your local planning council may consider such pruning for certain tree species to be an offence. So check with your local council first, regarding certain pruning restrictions, before getting any tree work done.
From promoting growth and creating a particular shape to maintaining safety within your property and the neighborhood, pruning your trees will require expert hands. Make sure you call an arborist or a tree lopping company. And follow local policies.