Why Do I Need To Be Mindful Of Tree Overgrowth?

Posted on Jun 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

Why Do I Need To Be Mindful Of Tree Overgrowth? | The Experienced Gardener

If you’re like me, having trees outside and around your home is an absolute necessity. Being around trees just makes me feel more at peace, comfortable and happy. If you have an especially big tree on your property, i’d be willing to bet that you feel a certain affinity for it, and would be sad to see it go. Because this tree is so large, you’ll need to take care of it and keep an eye out for things that can damage it. One of the things you’ll need to keep an eye on is it’s growth. You’ll want to make sure that your tree isn’t overgrown, much in the same way that you keep a pet groomed, or get your own hair cut every month or so. Growth is great, but too much growth can be detrimental for a few different reasons.

Root Overgrowth

One area you’ll want to watch is the roots of your tree. Tree roots are strong. If they get under the pavement or driveway of your house and keep growing, they can cause an uneven and cracked concrete that can be incredibly difficult to deal with. If you’ve noticed a root growing under your concrete, contact a professional landscaping company, since this isn’t typically an issue you can fix on your own.

Pests and Disease

Keeping your trees nice and trimmed to a manageable point is essential to keeping pests and diseaseunder control. If your tree grows to an inconvenient point, you won’t be able to keep an eye out for pest infestations or signs of disease. The most important thing you can do to keep your trees from succumbing to these issues is detecting problems early. If you tree grows to lengths and heights that you can’t ever reach, you won’t be able to look out for problem areas as thoroughly.

Pruning Promotes Healthy Growth

Cutting off dead ends of branches is like getting your hair trimmed; just because you’re getting a bit cut off the ends doesn’t mean you want to get rid of length. The opposite is true. Getting rid of dead parts of your tree’s branches help promote positivegrowth, and stops any dead or diseased areas from spreading. It’s also important in keeping your home and family safe. Dead branches have a tendency to break and fall off, which can be dangerous. Removing these dead spots manually can prevent disasters in the future.

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