Welcome to my blog. My name is Sarah, and right now, I can see my favourite tree from my window. A few years ago, it was ailing, but I learned everything I could about tree health and nurtured her back to abundance. In this blog, I plan to write all about tree care, from the basics you can do on your own to knowing when to call a professional. My love of trees grew out of my love for gardening and landscaping, and I may write about those topics as well. I hope that you like my blog and that it inspires you. Thanks for reading!
Almost every homeowner is aware that trees can add great functional and aesthetic value to any residential property. While so many homeowners might consider tree lopping to be destructive because it entails cutting off certain sections of a tree, it is sometimes prudent to lop the trees in your home garden.
Here are a couple of good reasons to explain why tree lopping is not a bad practice as many homeowners might think.
Protect your property from damage.
Apart from ensuring that your garden area stays safe, tree lopping can prevent damage to your property. Trees located near your house, for example, may cause extensive damage if large, dry branches land on the roof section, leaving you with costly repairs to do. Allowing a tree lopper to trim off dry or weak parts of adjacent trees will go a long way in ensuring that your property is protected against weather-induced damage, e.g. during stormy nights.
Avoid complete tree removal.
Since a diseased tree will die or dry out quickly if the affected areas are not removed, many homeowners usually rush to fell such a tree without giving it another chance at life. Tree lopping will give the tree an opportunity to thrive again by getting rid of affected sections that may eventually spread disease and extend weakening. Once the job is done, the tree will be able to better utilise the nourishment it receives from the soil and sun, as it will no longer have to combat disease.
Increase the safety of your home garden.
A tree that has frail parts is a safety hazard to your loved ones. As your small children and their friends are playing "hide and seek" behind the trees in the garden, a weak branch or twig might be brought down by strong winds and hurt the children. Cutting off weak tree sections is an effective way to ensure that your garden is safe for all to play, walk around or even just relax.
Improve your view.
Sometimes, adjacent trees can obstruct your view of the outside when you are inside the house, especially if the trees have several branches with thick leaves. Cutting a few branches that block sunlight from reaching your interior space through the windows will allow you to enjoy a clearer view of the outside world.
Tree lopping will also open up your property for all to see and admire. Hence, there are plenty of plausible explanations how tree lopping can be of benefit to you and your home.