In the past, trees on a lot were simply there. They weren’t given any thought as they were natural parts of a property’s landscape. Later trees had to be cut for housing lots or other commercial ventures. As trees became more restricted, landscaping came into play, and trees were planted with less consideration for their size over time. Today trees are being removed from properties because they have caused damage only to be replaced with another tree that may do just as much harm at some point in the future.
Many trees today pose potential dangers to buildings and people simply by their sheer size or branch spread. In this case, it is not always practical or economical to remove the trees so landscaping has come up with an alternative solution – trimming trees so they pose less of a threat.
Having trees trimmed can prevent trees from growing into problem trees that may pose dangers to buildings and people. Many trees today are planted in locations where they can grow large enough to cause damage, but not big enough to stand out the way they should. A good example is trees planted near power lines or street lights. Trimming trees like this helps them stay small while still providing some shade cover for cars, tables etc..» » » READ MORE