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When you own a home that has a number of trees in the yard, they must receive a certain level of care if you want them to remain healthy. For many people this thought simply entails cleaning up the leaves in the fall along with the occasional fallen branch. While this may work with numerous trees to a certain extent, if you want your trees to enjoy a long full life and remain beautiful, you need hire a tree service in San Jose.

Although there are several things that you can do yourself to help take care of your trees, these are limited for the most part to cleaning up the mess in the fall and perhaps a little trimming of the lower branches. When it comes to pruning your trees, this is a task that is best left to a professional arborist. An arborist is someone that has spent years studying trees and understands what makes them grow, how to keep them healthy and what steps must be taken to trim, prune and shape each different type of tree.

This is where so many people go wrong; they assume that all trees are alike and as such can be trimmed and pruned in the same manner. At the same time, many consider trimming and pruning to be the same thing, something that is definitely not the case. Trimming trees indicates removing branches for mostly aesthetic and clean up purposes and usually involves only smaller branches. On the other hand pruning tends to involve the larger branches and can be done for a number of reasons including aesthetics, removing storm or age damaged branches and safety.

Anytime that one or more significant cuts need to be made to one of your trees; they must be done in such a manner as to cause as little damage to the tree as possible. Even though you can make the cuts yourself, you need to know exactly where to make the cuts and what steps must be taken in order to protect the tree once the cuts are made. An arborist can look at your trees, make the appropriate determinations and ensure that once the pruning is done, your trees will be protected from diseases, pests and rot.

While the safety and health of your trees is probably the best reason to hire a profession tree service in San Jose, there is your own safety to consider as well. If you are like most homeowners and have little to no experience using long ladders, chain and pruning saws as well pruning trees, you are likely to be an accident waiting to happen.

The risk of injuring yourself, someone else or causing damage to your home or someone else’s property and incurring huge bills is very high when you attempt to do your own pruning. A professional service will not only have a team of highly skilled arborists and employees, they will bring the right tools for the job. Armed with all of this and the knowledge required to do the job right, your trees will always be in good hands and should continue to flourish for many years.