When it comes to improving the curb appeal, most people would think of a nicely done lawn or a backyard garden full of trees, flowers, and plants – all meticulously designed and maintained in a great landscape.  

And when it comes to maintenance, some people may think that trimming a tree is such one easy task and that a professional will never be a necessity for this. As professional gardeners and landscapers, some experts believe otherwise. While it may be true that one is able to do tree trimming on his /her own, but there are still several ways that need to be considered when doing the task, and it may be more convenient to hire local companies like Townsville Tree Service that will guarantee you professional results at an affordable price.  

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Here, we will be sharing with you some of the mistakes that home gardeners often do in their trees and plants. 

Trimming to Little or Too Much 

There is actually a very precise method of cutting or trimming your tree in a way that does not hurt them. As you would notice, cutting too little is inefficient and futile while cutting too much is wounding.  

Cutting too little – when you cut inadequately and just trim the ends of the branches, this does not remove enough weight that achieves the initial pruning goal or avoid potential harms to your plants like dead branches that have infestations and molds. If you are unable to cut enough parts, the disease and decay may spread to the health parts of trees and plants, leaving it entirely infested.  

Cutting too much – when you cut too much, it poses some serious injury to your tree and plant. Removing too many branches may leave your tree trunk exposed n too much sunlight and it potentially cut off the supply of nutrients it basically needs in order to survive.  

Also, avoid topping the tree as it causes the tree to be unattractive, and decay that might be hard to recover.  

Cutting the Branch Collar 

The branch collar is a part of the branch closest to the base and this contains al large amount of vascular tissue that when cut, can lose a great amount of sap, resulting in a wound that potentially wound and weaken your tree for a long time. Unfortunately, homeowners tend to do this often lacking the proper knowledge of how to cut a tree.  

Using Unsanitized and Dull Cutting Tools 

Trees are living things, and if you cut them with unsanitized tools, it can lead to infectious bacteria and fungi infestation, very similar when you are making an incision to animal or human being. These fungi and bacteria can spread all over the branch and whole tree that may cause its death.  

Final thoughts 

There, you have it. By all means, avoid doing the things that we mentioned above or stop yourself from doing your practices if you have been used to doing them in your tree maintenance. Also, do not hesitate to ask for professional help if you are not confident with your gardening skills.