We only use skilled teams of fully insured tree trimming specialists and climbers using the latest in equipment and techniques to give you the best job possible. Tree trimming is especially important in Austin, Tx, because of the variety of different trees that abound here. You could have fast growing trees or slower growers, and both take specific care (especially since the drought hit us so hard). Here are a couple of differences:
Fast Growth Trees:
Fast growth trees include trees like Elm and Ash trees. What’s great about these kinds of trees is that they give you that all important element so coveted in Austin: shade! Fast growth trees move quickly to cover your yard and make it far more usable in the heat of a Austin summer. Now, this fast growth comes with some down side as well. While these trees grow fast in Austin, you have some issues you need to deal with. Here are three:
- Dead Limbs
- Outgrowing Other Tree Canopies
- Fast Growing means Fast Dying
Dead Tree Limbs
Fast growing Austin trees will have a lot of dead limbs in them, and it’s best to trim these out. Not only for aesthetic reasons, but dead limbs are also prone to fall and can injure family or damage property. Roof damage is a regular problem with these kinds of trees. Austin homes need shade, but if you use fast grower, the limbs will be rubbing on your shingles before you know it. In no time at all, you can be looking at a hefty roof repair bill.
Outgrowing Other Tree Canopies (like Live Oak and Red Oak trees)
This is a lesser known problem. All over Austin, you can see trees that seem to have giant holes in their canopies, but have no apparent reason for it. If you look closely, you can usually find the stump of another tree somewhere close. This is because someone had to remove a fast growing Austin tree from their lawn, and since the other tree had adapted to the fast grower’s canopy, now there’s a hole. Always think of shaping your fast-growing Austin trees with your longer-lasting trees in mind.
Fast Growing Means Fast Dying
As a rule, any fast growing tree is going to have a short life-span here in Austin. If it will give you shade within 5 years, it will usually be dead in about 15-25. You have to keep this in mind for your long-term real estate needs, because if you plan to sell your house in 10 years, but you have a 20-year-old Arizona Ash tree in your front yard, all of that appeal is going to be gone by the time you decide to sell. This is a big downer for most folks, and can be avoided. Again, trim your Austin trees with the future in mind.
These are all general statements, and of course there are some exceptions to each. There are some trees that grow fast, but don’t shed a lot of falling limbs, for instance.
Want more info about what kind of trees you have and their individual tree trimming needs here in the Austin area? Contact us today for a free consultation! Of course, you can just call us at 512-350-8681. Ask for Jerry!