Tree lopping can do so much to improve aesthetics and curb appeal as well as making your property safer. Benefits to the tree itself include improved vitality, better yield and better protection from diseases. These are all benefits to look forward to, but only if the process is done right.
Overdoing it with the tree lopping can put stress on the tree. It is for this reason that you should be careful about how much of the tree you trim off in the process. There are two primary factors that will influence how much to trim off your tree. Here is a quick look at these factors and the weight they carry in that final decision.
1. Type And Age Of The Tree
Some species grow into much bigger trees than others. The size of the tree is a significant determinant of how much you can trim. Some trees have an inherently higher tolerance and can handle tree lopping better than others.
As trees age, their growth rate slows down. A mature tree may, therefore, not be able to keep up with tree lopping like the younger trees.
2. The Reason For The Tree Lopping
You may want to trim a tree because it poses a safety risk. You may also consider doing so to increase your curb appeal.
Looking at the two reasons, it is easy to see why there may be a difference in the amount of tree that is trimmed. With aesthetics, for example, you may only have to do a light trim along the entire length of the tree. On the other hand, if it's a question of safety or diseased limbs, then you may have to consider hacking off the branches in question.
Experts Know Best
For a number of other reasons such as safety, tree lopping is a job that you should leave to a skilled and experienced arborist. That the arborist will do an accurate assessment of how much of the tree to trim is another reason why you need to hire a professional. You may need to answer some questions to help the expert on this assessment.
As mentioned, the health and wellbeing of your tree depend on ensuring that you get the tree lopping right and do not stress the tree. Why entrust the job to anyone but a real tree expert who knows exactly what to do?
For more information, contact a tree lopping professional.