Safe and Effective Tree Trimming Service for Properties in Barrington, Illinois
Expert Care from Professionals Who Understand Trees
Trees are a beautiful and vital part of each landscape in the Barrington, Illinois area. Sometimes, you can let a tree alone, and it does great all by itself. Other times, the tree needs some help from a professional. Tree care is one of our specialties at McGinty Bros. Our experienced team knows how to properly and safely trim a tree, so you can enjoy its tall, leafy presence for years to come.
Why Would You Want to Trim a Tree?
If you have never hired a tree trimming service before, you may be wondering why you should. There are a number of reasons for trimming a tree.
When is the Right Time to Trim a Tree?
Most tree trimming is done during the winter because that is the tree's dormant season. This reduces the risk of damage or disease to the tree. Oaks and American Elm trees must be trimmed during the dormant season to prevent Oak Wilt and Dutch Elm Disease. We can evaluate your trees at any time of the year.
Why Shouldn't You Let a Tree Grow Wild?
Trees grow wild in the woods, right? So why don't you want to let them grow wild in your front or backyard? A professional tree trimming service controls the growth of the trees in your landscape, so they are as healthy as possible, and they don't cause trouble to your property. A wild tree may create too much shade on your roof, grow too large and become a hazard to your buildings, or get too close to a power line. Our tree care experts manage your trees in Barrington, so they grow into an ideal shape and don't compromise your structures.
What is Topping, and How is that Different from Trimming?
When a tree is too close to a power line, the power company may come through and "top" the tree. This means lopping off the top or big chunks of the tree that are near the power line. You may end up with an ugly tree, and when sprouts grow from the topped area, they are weaker and may fall down easily.
To avoid the topping process, give us a call before it becomes a problem with the power line. We will carefully trim your tree, so it will grow in a different direction. Instead of topping the tree, we can taper the crown, so it will still look nice without getting entangled in the lines.
Do Fruit and Flowering Trees Need Extra Care?
Yes, they do. Fruit trees usually need some help to prevent overgrowth because they like to grow more branches than they need. When there are too many branches, less of them get the sunlight they need, and the nutrients and water from the soil get spread too thin. This can cause weak trees with small fruit. The tree care experts at McGinty Bros. will prune your fruit and flowering trees to keep the centers open for healthy exposure to the sun. Pruning is especially important during the first few years of the tree's life.
Pruning vs. Trimming
These two terms are often used interchangeably, but there is an actual difference:
- Pruning is a process meant to keep your tree healthier.
- Trimming is more of a cosmetic process, ensuring the beauty and safety of your tree.
McGinty Bros. does both pruning and trimming, and we understand the differences so that you don't have to.
More Tree Care Services
Our tree care experts will handle whatever tree care you need on your landscape. This includes tree trimming, pruning, and removal. We can set up a tree care management plan to take care of your trees' complete health.