Hanging holiday decorations outdoors can be just the thing to cheer you up when you return home every day, along with helping to make your neighborhood feel more festive during the holiday season. If part of your holiday decorating plans includes sprucing up your trees with lights and other adornments, it is vital that you understand the current condition of the trees on your property to prevent problems.
If you haven't had the trees trimmed or checked out by an arborist in a long time, scheduling a visit before the holidays arrive is a fantastic opportunity.
Make Sure There's No Signs of Disease
One of the most important reasons to get your trees checked out by professionals on a regular basis is to check for potential signs of diseases. While it may seem strange for your trees to suddenly become sick, it can happen and lead to your entire tree dying. This could be due to an outbreak in your local area or simply due to the age of your tree.
While having your trees checked for signs of diseases, arborists can also check for any signs of pests that may be infesting your trees.
Avoid the Tree Branches Snapping
When you begin stringing up lights and other decorations on your trees, the weight can become problematic for the branches. Some of your tree branches may not be as sturdy as possible, leading to the branches sagging under the weight. Instead of letting this be an issue, you can have the trees examined.
By getting the trees checked out, you can have weaker branches cut off and be left with only branches that will be sturdy enough to support the weight of the decorations you plan on hanging.
Get the Trees Shaped Up for Decorations
Along with having the trees checked out for potential issues, scheduling tree trimming can also mean having the trees primed for decorations to be strung up. This will make a big difference when it comes time to put up your decorations since the trees can be shaped exactly how you like them. Shaping your trees before the holidays can also get the trees shaped similarly to Christmas trees for extra spirit.
Taking the time to look into how an arborist can help you will motivate you to schedule tree trimming for the holidays. With the tips above in mind, you will be able to get your trees trimmed and ready for holiday decorations to be added. Contact a tree removal service for more information and assistance.