How long has it been since you had a professional look over and/or trim your trees? Have you ever had a professional check out your trees for any reason? If you're like many people, you probably simply more or less ignore your trees and hope that things are okay. But the reality is that trees sometimes need checkups in the same way that people and/or pets do. There are a number of things that a qualified tree professional will look for when they check out your trees but some of the most important reasons to hire professional tree services this spring to check out your trees include:
Trimming: When pruning or trimming trees, the average person just goes with what looks good. Unfortunately, what looks good isn't always the best for the health of the tree. Professionals with tree services have been trained in how to tell when a part of a tree needs to stay put and when it needs to get taken away. While a professionally-pruned tree may or may not be as aesthetically pleasing to you as a pruning job that you accomplished yourself, the tree will be much healthier and will grow better in the long run.
Pests: Certain types of pests are more common in some areas than others and some may be more obvious than others. The average person isn't going to be familiar with all of the insects that could harm a tree along with all of the ones that are harmless to your trees. Employees of tree services will know which insects to be concerned about and which ones can be safely ignored. They'll also be more adept at spotting an infestation in its early stages when it should still be relatively easy and inexpensive to treat rather than during the later stages when there may be nothing you can do but accept a loss and cut down the whole tree.
General health: In general, trees often need little more than the natural rains and ordinary soil to grow big and strong. However, some trees have bigger nutritional needs than others. For instance, citrus trees tend to need more nitrogen than can be found in most soils and they will perform poorly if they aren't fertilized regularly. The professionals working for tree services will know the nutritional needs for the types of trees that grow in your area and will be able to help you choose a fertilizer if it is necessary for your tree to be stronger and healthier.