Are your shrubs or hedges starting to look a little overgrown? Getting them professionally trimmed will do more than enhance their beauty: it will also make them more healthy.

When bushes begin to reach the point of overgrowth, the extra limbs and foliage become extra weight the tree must structurally support and provide nutrients for. In fact, overcrowded branches can actually limit the total amount of light the plant receives, hindering it from achieving its maximum photosynthesis potential.

Proper tree trimming will make your Portland property more attractive and also ensure perfect growth for your trees, shrubs, and hedges.

Why Hire a Professional Arborist?

There are around 175 different species of trees growing in the state of Oregon.(1) Deciduous trees, conifers, and evergreens all have slightly different growth patterns and seasonal needs. Whereas Dogwoods will grow to about 30 feet and have an equally wide span, the Douglas Fir (our official state tree) is more tall and narrow, growing to over 300 feet.

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Trees take time to acquire their shape, and can be influenced by human manipulation.

Because tree trimming affects the tree’s growth formation, it isn’t something that should be left to the last minute. Rather, an occasional thinning is much healthier for the tree, and it will also let the tree’s growth pattern appear more organic.

Tree Trimming Best Practices

Similar to tree pruning, effective tree trimming will eliminate any parts of the tree deemed a detriment to its overall health. We can also help shape the tree, as well as remove any parts conflicting with a desired view or that prove hazardous.

  • A proper trim will remove:
  • Branches that are dead or dying
  • Branches that are not exposed to sunlight
  • Branches that cross or rub against each other
  • Branches hanging over your roof or power lines
  • Branches that conflict with the overall form of the tree

Prep Your Home for Storm Conditions

Falling tree branches. Power outages. Investing in proper tree trimming is not just for your property–it’s for your whole neighborhood.

We in Portland love our trees. Our experienced tree care technicians know how trim just the right amount, in the right places, so that your tree will be healthier, and you and your neighbors will be happier.

Make Sure Your Tree Care Provider Is Licensed & Insured

In choosing a tree care company, make sure to find out whether they are properly bonded and insured. They should have both liability insurance and worker’s comp.

While it may seem odd, not all tree care companies offer worker’s comp for their employees. Not only is this irresponsible, but in event of an accident, you as the property owner could end up responsible for the worker’s medical bill.

We at Inexpensive Tree Care are licensed, bonded, and fully insured. In addition to having liability insurance, we provide proper worker’s comp for all our employees. We have full coverage for both the state of Washington and the state of Oregon.

Hire a reputable tree care company for effective and safe tree trimming. Give us a call at Inexpensive Tree Care today!