The trees on your property are more valuable than you may think. In fact, mature trees can increase the value of your property by up to 20 percent. Trees can offer shade during the hot summer months and are a great addition to any landscape. Since they can add significant value to your property, it's important to make sure that they are well cared for and maintained. Pruning is a key part of tree maintenance for many species of trees. Here are three things that you should know about tree pruning.
How Often It Should Be Done
The first thing that you will want to consider is how often you should be pruning. This can vary depending on the tree species as well as the climate of the location in which you live. For most trees, pruning is recommended once per year during the dormant season. Pruning can help keep your trees healthy and it's important to prune for health over aesthetics. You may also need to have your trees pruned if they have been damaged by the weather or if they are obstructing visibility or are interfering with power lines.
If your trees need to be prune, it's best to call in the professionals. The cost of tree pruning services can vary depending on the size of your trees, their species, and their overall health. Large trees or trees that are diseased and require extra attention may cost more to prune. On average you can expect to pay between $80 and $350 to prune a tree under 25 feet tall. Trees between 25 and 50 feet tall cost between $150 and $800 to prune on average while trees over 50 feet tall cost $300 to $1,000 to prune.
Sometimes Removal is Needed
While tree pruning is key to keeping the trees on your property healthy, on occasion removal is a must. If a tree is heavily damaged or dying, leaving it in place can lead to damage to surrounding trees or surrounding property. Removing a tree can cost as little as $75 or upwards of $1,500. Size has the biggest impact on cost. Larger trees will cost more to remove than smaller trees. Each year it's a good idea to assess the health of the trees on your property and determine if removal is needed.
When it comes to tree pruning, there are a few things you should know. First, pruning is recommended for most trees once per year. Costs can vary depending on the size of the tree and the species. It's also important to note that sometimes removal is a necessity.