Category Archives: Tree Trimming

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The Benefits of Pruning Your Trees

Trees are an important part of nature. They provide oxygen to the surrounding environment and add value in many other ways. For animals that need them as shelter, to property owners that enjoy their aesthetics, the value of a tree can be measured in many different ways. Like any other asset, the value of trees will not increase without a proper car caring for trees involves properly pruning them.

Pruning for Tree Health

Pruning a tree is usually done for aesthetic purposes, but it is also done for the benefit of the tree itself. Damaged, diseased, or broken tree limbs can be safety risks and affect the health of the tree. Getting rid of these branches also prevents further decay from happening. Pruning can reduce the amount of leaf disease on a tree by increasing the flow of air. This also benefits lower branches and for plants underneath the tree canopy. Fruit trees benefit from pruning as it improves the size and quantity of the crop when it is properly pruned.

Pruning for Human Benefit

Since trees are everywhere in our lives, humans and trees must coexist in this world. Dead and diseased branches can be a major hazard to your house. The siding of your home can become damaged from branches rubbing against it due to harsh winds, and dead branches can fall on the roof. Proper pruning is a small investment for your property that can help avoid more costly damages.

Pruning for Environmental Health

A tree with a large canopy can get in the way of the growth of grass or shrubs at the bottom of a tree. Pruning can give other plants, and lower tree branches access to the rain and sunlight they need to grow and be healthy. Pruning away dead and diseased branches will also impact pests and bugs. Some insects colonize in dead and decaying branches and eat the nearby leaves. If they aren’t an issue, they may be spreading diseases affecting plant and tree growth and can become an annoyance in the future. And if trees overhang or brush up against the side of your house, these bugs may have an easy way of getting into your home.

When it’s time to prune a tree, remember that not all trees are created equally, and not all pruning methods are fit for every tree. Newly planted trees might need to be pruned every year to gain strength and grow properly. Older and more mature trees might only need to be pruned every five or so years. There are right and wrong techniques for pruning, and using the wrong technique can damage a tree rather than help it. If you have never pruned a tree before, consider talking to an arborist who can provide professional insight and proper techniques for your trees. Contact Dudley’s Tree & Landscape for your pruning needs!

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arborist removing tree in winter

3 Benefits of Removing Trees in the Winter

Staying productive during the cold winter months is hard, but sometimes being
productive just means letting a professional do the work for you! Removing trees
from your property is something that you probably don’t consider a winter activity,
but you’re wrong. There are actually many benefits to removing trees in the winter
rather than during the spring or summer. Check out a few of the most notable ones

Benefits of Winter Tree Removal

1. Preparing Trees for Spring

For trees that just need dead branches and limbs removed, known as tree pruning, doing this in the winter will better prepare the trees for spring. When spring rolls around the tree will be able to grow and flourish quickly in the spring. By replacing the removed sections with new growth, your trees will look better than ever before.


2. Reduced Winter Damage Risk

Snow, ice, and heavy winds all work together to create an increased risk of winter damage from trees. Snow and ice weigh down the limbs of trees, potentially causing them to snap, while harsh winds can actually blow them completely off. If you invest in tree removal services early in the winter, you’ll get to enjoy a reduced risk of winter damage through the rest of the season. Healthy trees should not snap or break from winter weather. A professional tree removal service is able to identify trees that are dead or dying and those that may pose a safety risk this winter.


3. Easier Removal

Trees obviously don’t have leaves in the winter like they do the rest of the year. This bare appearance may not be the prettiest, but it makes the job of a tree removal professional much easier! They’ll be able to get a clear look at the trees on your property to evaluate which trees are healthy and which trees need to be removed. If only certain branches or limbs needs to be removed, they won’t have to work around all of the leaves from nearby, healthy branches! The cool weather leads people to believe they have to wait for spring to contact a tree removal service, but working in the cold actually makes the job easier on them.


Make your winter a productive one by contacting a tree removal service and cleaning up the exterior of your home! Even if you don’t need entire trees removed, there are likely some dead branches that need to go before spring arrives. Winter tree removal is more popular than you think, so don’t wait too long to call!

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