Making Your Trees Safe and Inviting for Your KidsMaking Your Trees Safe and Inviting for Your Kids

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Making Your Trees Safe and Inviting for Your Kids

When many people talk about trees, they talk about pruning them or blocking their roots from hitting sidewalks or other things. I rarely hear anyone talk about making their trees more hospitable for their kids. Hi, my name is Gina. I am the mum of four sons, and if they couldn't climb the trees in our yard, they would be jumping on my furniture and climbing my walls all day long. Luckily, I have a friend who works in the tree service industry, and he has helped me with everything from assessing the safety of dead branches to adding swings to the trees to pruning them for easier climbing. As he can't be everywhere, I decided to share the tips and tricks I've learned from him and from our experience with trees. Enjoy!

Why Pruning Your Trees is Important

Keeping your trees healthy and well maintained often begins with pruning them. This is something that needs to be done on a regular basis, but do you know the different benefits? Here are some reasons why you should keep pruning your trees and bushes.

It Improves the Health of Your Trees

The first benefit to pruning your trees regularly is to improve that tree's health. Pruning allows you to inspect the tree and look for diseased or dead branches. When pruning the tree, be sure to remove any branches or limbs that look like they are dead or dying. Also look for branches that seem to be infested by insects, as this not only helps with the tree's health overall, but also helps reduce pest infestation from spreading. This will also allow the healthier branches and limbs to continue growing once the diseased ones are out of the way.

There is More Room for Other Plants

If your yard is getting too overgrown from not pruning plants, you might find it difficult to plan for more bushes, flowers, and plants. This is a great reason to prune your current plants and trees. You will help to prevent overgrowth so you can keep up with planting new greenery and flowers as needed. This will also help other plants to flourish, since you don't have some trees that are so overgrown that they are blocking the sunlight. Your entire yard and garden will be much healthier with simple pruning.

You Will Have Fewer Accidents

Another thing that happens when your trees or bushes are overgrown is accidental damage or injury. When your trees have branches or limbs that grow too large, they might be close to your house, and a heavy storm could cause the limbs to crash into your roof or side of your house, making a big hole and possibly even injuring someone. There is also a risk of the branches hitting power lines, which could become a fire hazard.

You Improve Your Curb Appeal

Keeping your trees well trimmed with pruning can improve your curb appeal if the trees are in front of your yard. In the front yard especially, it is important to keep things as maintained as possible. It is even more essential if you are planning on selling your home. People will be more enticed by a home with trees and bushes that are obviously well taken care of.

If you're unsure how to go about pruning your tree, consider contacting a local tree lopping service.