Shear Joy

Posted on April 25th, 2024

You know who else is psyched for the warm days of summer? Your trees. After unpredictable spring temps, the consistent warmth, food, and energy that summer provides are like a welcomed environmental spa day 24x7.

Trees are like majestic beings soaking up the sun and swaying in the breeze. In summer, they’re also in full bloom, spreading their branches like they own the place. Sometimes branches get wild and need a trim. Like people, they need a bit of grooming to stay in shape.

In addition to helping your trees look good, pruning promotes tree health. By snipping away dead branches you give the tree a fresh start. Thinning out crowded areas make way for more sunlight and air to reach the inner parts of a tree, which keeps it happy and thriving. Summer pruning also prevents certain bugs and diseases from spreading. A good tree trim can reduce the chances of colds and critters nesting inside.

With decades of tree whispering experience throughout New England, the one thing that Collins Tree knows worries your landscape is the DIY enthusiast who equates nice weather with over pruning. While there’s a certain satisfaction in tackling home projects yourself, when it comes to tree pruning, it’s best to leave it to the pros.

Pruning is all about balance—kind of like figuring out the perfect amount of cream in your coffee. Too little and you’re unsatisfied; too much and things get messy. Getting scissor-happy on a sunny morning can leave your tree bare and susceptible to burn, making recovery difficult.

As tree pruning is both an art and a science, you can’t go out there and hack away at branches willy-nilly. Pruning is supposed to enhance the natural beauty and health of your tree, not turn it into a weird sculpture straight out of the Beetlejuice movie.

A professional tree pruner knows exactly which branches to trim to promote healthy growth and maintain the tree’s natural shape. It’s like having a hairstylist for your trees—someone who knows just the right snips to keep them looking their best.

Safety is another consideration. Climbing up a ladder with a pair of pruning shears in hand can be risky. Arborists have all the right tools and gear, as well as the know-how to safely prune trees without risking limbs–yours or the tree’s!

So put away those rusty old clippers you found out in the garage and give us a call. At Collins Tree we use top-of-the-line equipment designed specifically for tree care and minimal landscape impact to ensure a clean, precise prune every time.

Contact Billy at 603-485-4761 or [email protected] to schedule your spring check up and summer pruning visits today!


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