Trees and foliage add the beauty of nature to a property and supporting or taking care of the trees is fundamental to having them add value to a property. In Australia, the incidence of home damage due to overhanging branches is extremely high due to our fertile soil and active flora life. For anyone living outside of the metropolitan areas of capital cities, the chances of roof damage due to neglected trees surrounding your property goes up significantly.
Keeping the trees surround your property well-trimmed is an ominous task if you don’t have the correct equipment, however, investing in atree trimmer to assess your property every 12-months should be viewed as preventative maintenance. If you’re tempted to ignore regular maintenance and tree trimming, pause for a minute to consider these four reasons we think you shouldn’t.
The aesthetics of the overall landscape can be affected if trees are not regularly trimmed. Long or densely grown branches will block the sun reaching other parts of the property, including grass and plants growing below the trees. Overgrown trees also prevent rain from showering these parts, eventuating in them suffering over time with no rain or sunshine to help them grow. Trimming back branches can also enhance a property if it means unveiling more scenery when these branches are removed.
- Keeping Trees Healthy
Trees that are overgrown become weaker and will be less likely to live longer. Tree trimming or pruning includes removing dead branches, infested limbs and parts that are interfering with healthy, natural tree growth. Regular tree trimming will ensure the trees stay strong, have a healthier structure and will decrease the need for potential corrective trims in the future.
- Safety of Property
Safety of your property is one of the most important reasons to stay on top of those overhanging branches. If a tree is overgrown and has large weak or dead branches, those branches will likely fall off and can be especially dangerous during a storm. If a branch falls, it has the potential to harm your home, your property of someone in your family. According to Vertec Roofing in Wollongong, there are a large number of commercial properties who have to pay for expensive roof repairs each year as a result of not taking care of the trees surrounding their property. If you’d like to keep your property and family safe, regular tree trimming is imminent.
Trees that are overgrown and aren’t regularly trimmed will often grow in strange ways. Branches will sprout off in different directions and uneven growth will skew your property to looking unbalanced and unkept. Tree trimming is like giving your property a much-needed haircut, Tree trimming will better the appearance of your property and enhance it’s natural features.
If you’re still not entirely convinced, have an arborist come to your property, inspect it and enlighten you on the potential risks of the trees near your home. Tree maintenance doesn’t have to be expensive and is quite an easy habit to get into. It’s the potential risk of it damaging your property that isn’t cheap.