If the job is fairly straightforward and you are in good enough health to do your own tree trimming, it’s a DIY project that could save you some money. Instead of calling a tree trimmer for simple jobs, follow the pointers below to make the task safe and easy!
First, realize there is a big difference between trimming and pruning. Trimming is only meant to improve the overall look of the tree by maintaining its shape. It can also be a means to improve the tree’s health when you want to thin out the crown a little or to prevent the tree from becoming a safety hazard (lowering visibility or getting close to power lines). (more…)