Whenever you have trees on your property trimmed you should also consider canopy thinning and crown lifting.
Crown lifting is the process of removing branches below a certain height so that the canopy of the tree appears higher in the air.
This process helps to improve the structural integrity of the tree, thus extending its longevity. Also, by removing the lower branches of the tree, you are keeping small children from potentially climbing on and falling off of a tree, making it safer to have on your property.
Canopy Thinning is another important part of tree service that our Pearland Tree Experts can take care of for you! Thinning a canopy of a tree is the process of very carefully removing select branches from within the tree itself to help increase sunlight to the interior of the tree and allow more wind to easily pass through the tree itself.
It is vital that this process be done, especially on larger trees with dense foliage. Too little sunlight to the interior of the tree can lead to deadwood and rot, and if that rot happens near the trunk of the tree it could potentially kill the entire tree. It also turns the interior of the tree into a habitat for bacteria, moss, and insects!
And if the tree is too dense with foliage and branches, it won’t let wind pass through it. Instead, it will catch the wind. Depending on the size of the tree and the strength of the wind, this results in trees being blown over. Smaller blown over trees can be an eyesore, and larger blown over trees can have devastating consequences.
It is important that you have an expert arborist, with plenty of experience on your side, when canopy thinning,. The branches that are removed from the interior of a tree have to be carefully selected so that the tree doesn’t lose any structural integrity, wind and sunlight will be able to readily permeate the plant, and there aren’t any unsightly gaps or seams visible from the outside of the tree. Pearland Tree Service is the area’s most trusted experts when it comes to tree health and canopy trimming!