Just like human hair, a tree needs to be trimmed every once in a while. So, if you’re having a professional tree service trim heavy branches, they have to be extra careful not to damage the bark or interfere with the tree’s natural healing response. Tree trimming is an art and a vocation, not a weekend DIY project!
Here are a few steps in the process –
1. A small notch will be cut at a precise point near the bottom of the limb
2. Just outside of that notch a relief cut will be made through the branch
3. The final cut should be made where the branch collar becomes the smooth branch bark
If not done properly the branch could be cut too short or left too long. The relief cuts must be precise, or the branch could easily break off from the weight. That’s why you rely on the professionals - The Tree Professional located in Reno and serving Northern Nevada. Call the tree trimming experts The Tree Professional at (775) 420-7694.