Tree topping is important for the health of your trees and the safety of your home.
Have you ever driven past a forested area where the trees are growing very close to each other and have become extremely tall? While all tree species have a height they commonly grow to, they can often become much higher if they are vying for sunlight because of dense conditions. If you watch that same forest during a storm, you may notice that the trees sway wildly in the wind and many have probably become damaged or even toppled. This same situation can occur at your Winston-Salem, North Carolina home if your trees are allowed to grow too high. That is why tree topping is often recommended.
At TarHeel Residential Tree Service, LLC, we offer a variety of tree services to keep your trees healthy and be sure they don’t threaten your home and other structures. Our tree topping service is ideal for those trees that have become overgrown and are becoming top-heavy or interfering with power lines. A tree’s root system is designed to permit a certain amount of sway in adverse weather conditions, but if the tree grows high enough to be affected more by winds, it can become too much for the roots to handle and the tree uproots, leaving a real mess in your yard and potentially damaging your home. One way to tell if your trees need tree topping is to examine whether the tree is beginning to bend over even when it isn’t windy.
Tree topping should also be done if there is visible disease or dead limbs at the top of the tree. This can happen when a tree is not healthy enough to push nutrients to the farthest branches. If you are unsure whether you need tree topping done, don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation and assessment of your trees’ health.