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!
There are a couple of common reasons why people use tree lopping services. Keep reading to learn more.
Their trees' branches are preventing them from using certain garden features
Sometimes, people end up calling a tree lopping specialist because their trees' branches have become so long that they're preventing them from using some of the nearby features of their garden. For example, if a branch is growing over a person's garden bench, they might find they get poked or scratched by it whenever they sit on that bench. Having that branch lopped would enable them to sit comfortably on that bench again. Likewise, if a branch is growing over a person's outdoor hot tub and, during the autumn, the tub ends up covered with leaves that fall off that branch, that the owner has to remove before they can go for a dip, they might decide to have that branch lopped.
Lopping just one branch is the ideal solution in instances like this, where the branch in question is cause issues but the property owner doesn't want to get rid of the whole tree, which is in and of itself an attractive garden feature, just to prevent a single branch from interfering with their use of another feature.
The heaviness and length of a branch has turned a tree into a hazard
Sometimes, property owners need to use tree lopping services because one or more of their trees' branches have become hazardous, due to their length and heavy weight. For example, if a large, heavy branch grows too long, it could, over time, affect the tree's direction of growth (by making it lean and grow at an angle) and potentially lead to its uprooting. This, in turn, could result in the tree's collapse. Anyone who is in close proximity to the tree during its collapse could be injured and any property features near it could be destroyed.
In this situation, lopping the excessively heavy branch, and then keeping it well-pruned from that point onward, could restore the tree's balance and stop any uprooting that was in the process of occurring. In short, using this quick and inexpensive lopping service could not only save the tree but could also stop it from causing injuries and major property damage.
If a property owner only gets round to having the branch lopped after the tree's roots have already started to emerge from the soil, they should seek advice from the arborist who does the lopping, about these roots. This professional may, for example, advise them to add a layer of soil over these roots to protect them.