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How Often Do You Need to Trim Trees Around Your Property?

Regular tree trimming is essential to ensure healthy tree growth and reduce the potential for damage from falling branches or leaves. If you're wondering how often you need to trim your trees, the answer depends on several factors, including the type of tree, its age, and the amount of space available in your yard. Here's what you should take into consideration.

Type of Tree

Different species of trees need different amounts of trimming. For example, conifers such as pines, yews, and cypresses typically don't need to be trimmed since they grow into neat shapes and require minimal pruning. On the other hand, deciduous trees such as oaks and maples require more frequent pruning, especially if they're in a dense or crowded area. You should prune an oak tree once every two to five years.

Age of the Tree

Trees also need to be trimmed differently depending on their age. Young trees need to be kept pruned to develop a strong structure that will support their growth, whereas older trees may need more frequent trimming to keep them from becoming overgrown. Prune young trees every one to two years and older trees every three to five years.

Space in Your Yard

The amount of space available for trees to grow will influence how often you need to trim them. If you have a large open space with plenty of room, you may not need to trim your trees very often. However, if the tree is growing in a confined area, such as near your house or other structures, you'll likely need to prune them more often to keep the tree healthy and reduce the risk of damage. Prune trees in tight spaces every one to two years. You may need to utilize tree removal services if the space is too tight.

Hiring Professional Help

If you're unsure of how often to trim your trees or don't feel comfortable doing it yourself, you can always hire a professional tree trimmer. According to Zippia, there are more than 20,157 tree trimmers currently employed in the U.S., so you're sure to find someone with the knowledge and experience needed to safely trim your spruces or do tree removal.

Trimming trees around your property is an important task that should be done regularly to ensure the health of your trees and the safety of those who live or work near them. Knowing the right frequency for trimming will help you keep your trees healthy and looking their best. If you need help with tree removal, trimming, or pruning, you can rely on Top Tier Trees for the high-quality service you need. Contact us today for a free estimate.

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