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Tree Removal vs. Tree Trimming: Which Service Do I Need?

Updated: Jan 26


Tree Removal vs. Tree Trimming: Which Service Do I Need?

Do you have a tree in your Brevard County yard that's started to look limp? Have you discovered broken branches on the ground as you've hurried out the door in the morning? These are signs your tree needs some professional attention. But the question is, do you need tree removal or tree trimming services?


In general, trees are trimmed for aesthetics, safety, or health. However, because trees have so many benefits, such as helping keep your home cooler by providing shade and increasing your property value, we will work to protect the health of your trees as frequently as possible.


Reasons Tree Trimming Services Are Needed


Aesthetics – Trimming trees effectively maintain their shape and appearance. Nevertheless, if you prune a tree too far, you might end up hindering its capabilities in the long run.


Safety - Broken or dead branches and limbs can fall from trees at any time, which poses a major safety risk. If the branches of trees block your view while driving, they need to be cut back. In addition, when trees get too close to power lines, they may cause damage to both the tree and the line. Call the utility company for help.



Should Trees Be Trimmed Every Year?


Most trees will need to be trimmed every 1-5 years, depending on the type and location of the tree. Of course, it's always good practice to look after your trees by checking for any signs of damage or disease, but it's especially important when it comes time to trim them.


What Happens If You Trim a Tree Too Much?


Most standard pruning of weak, diseased or undesirable limbs can be taken care of at any time with little negative effects. However, more specific desired results would be achieved best when handled right before buds swell, which tends to occur late winter or early spring.


When Is Tree Removal Necessary?


Even with intentional tree care, there are times when tree removal is necessary. In Florida, we are quite familiar with hurricane season. Unfortunately, high winds can stress a tree, causing tree decay or death in the months to come. In addition, if a large cavity is detected and it shows compromise to the structural strength and integrity of the tree it may be best to schedule a removal.