The Tree Firm

Expert Tips

Treasure your trees

A large shady tree in your garden is a valuable asset. Mature trees can cut energy bills by shading your home in hot weather and can increase the value of your home by as much as 10%. Trees also capture air pollution and absorb traffic noise, so it’s important you look after them. There are a couple things you can do to make sure they thrive, including protecting the bark from damaging whipper snippers, mulching the roots and having them pruned regularly by a tree services professional.

Don’t damage your trees
Each cut you make on a tree can affect its growth and long-term health. If you don’t know what you’re doing it can be extremely damaging and can result in major decay in parts of the wood. Always get advice from your local tree expert. They will inspect your trees and suggest the best course of action.

Perilous powerlines
Trimming trees around powerlines is dangerous. Your local council makes sure that any verge trees stay clear of powerlines, but trees within a property’s boundary are the responsibility of the owner or occupier. This is one job you must never attempt yourself and always leave to the professionals.

Keep an eye on your trees
A regular, professional inspection of mature trees on your property means that any problems will be spotted before they become dangerous. Noticeable defects such as fungi, cracks, bulges or hollows in the trunk, can be a sign that the tree has been weakened, and could be brought down in a storm.