Proper tree maintenance around your home could save you from future claims and lengthen the life of your roof, siding, and deck. Watch this short video and check out the helpful tree trimming tips listed below.
Here are a few tree trimming tips to keep in mind this spring.
- Remove dead branches and trees near your home, garage, and other structures to prevent damage.
- Keep an eye out for trouble signs such as cracks in tree trunks and limbs or significant leaning and low hanging branches.
- Never trim or remove trees near power lines. Call a licensed arborist for assistance.
- Examine large trees near the perimeter of your home as a storm could uproot these trees and cause damage to the foundation or roof of your home.
- Remember to be cautious with power tools and ladders. It is a good idea to have someone assist you with this activity and to hire a professional for complex jobs.
- Keep tree branches trimmed to at least six feet from any structure.
- Before you trim or cut down a tree, make sure it’s on your property. If you’re unsure, your deed should outline property lines. If not, you can check with your town office or confirm with your neighbors.