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Keeping Your Trees Safe From Strong Storms Australian weather can be so volatile. One moment you're basking in the sun, and the next minute there's a ferocious thunderstorm surrounding your home. When we moved to our first property, we had a near-miss when part of a tree came down during a storm. Luckily, it missed our house, but it did flatten my gorgeous rose garden. Tree maintenance is very important in Australia, and my blog deals with all the different ways you can maintain the health of your trees. From pruning to identifying tree rot, find out how to look after your trees, so they don't come tumbling down when the winds pick up.




Three Benefits Of Tree Pruning In Autumn

The summer storm season is finally coming to an end in Australia. Autumn brings with it calmer weather and the chance for all property owners to assess the damage to their gardens. This is the time of year when tree service companies are busy. Not only is there storm-damaged trees to deal with, but this season is also an ideal time for tree pruning. If you are a new homeowner who knows little about trees, consider these three benefits of having your trees pruned each autumn by professional tree services.

Electric Powerlines

Once the cold temperatures of winter arrive, the last thing you want to deal with is a power outage and no heating. However, trees can grow tall enough to interfere with and bring down electric powerlines without regular pruning. Pruning high tree branches is not a task for the home handyperson. Once tree branches get close to power lines, a professional tree service company must undertake the trimming. The reason for hiring a tree service is to avoid electrocution. Additionally, the tree service company liaises with the electric company if there is a need to temporarily cut electricity services so that the pruning takes place safely and efficiently.

A Clear Picture

Another benefit of tree pruning in autumn is it is easier for the tree service company to get an accurate picture of the health of your trees. Once autumn arrives and the days start to cool, your trees lose their leaves in anticipation of the no-growth days of winter. Once the leaves fall away, the tree's skeleton becomes laid bare for the world to see. While the tree is barren of foliage, a tree service company can accurately assess where your tree best needs pruning. Damage and disease are openly visible, and these areas are trimmed away to encourage your tree to remain strong and healthy.

A Time To Heal

During autumn and winter, trees need less energy to survive. This energy reduction is because leaves fall away, so the trees now expend less energy feeding and nurturing the greenery growth. When you arrange for a tree pruning in autumn, that excess energy diverts to healing the cuts made during the tree trim. The faster the pruning cuts heal, the less chance there is of the tree being damaged by disease or pests if they attack the open cuts.

As you can see, autumn is a very beneficial time to prune your trees. So, take action now and book a tree service specialist to take care of this vital task for you.