Oak Ridge, North Carolina

5 Problems Prevented by Tree Trimming May 15, 2019

Oak Ridge, Guilford
5 Problems Prevented by Tree Trimming, Oak Ridge, North Carolina

A tree can add beauty and value to your property, but if it's not trimmed regularly, it can quickly get out of control. Professional tree trimming by a trained arborist promotes the healthy and attractive growth of the tree. It also protects your property and your wallet in a number of ways.

Why Schedule Tree Maintenance

1. Keep Branches Away From Power Lines

Your power company may arrange for tree trimming to keep the lines clear, but this is often done quickly without regard for how the tree looks afterward. Scheduling your own maintenance will give you more control over the results.

2. Avoid Unwanted Guests

Tree TrimmingWhen a tree grows close to a house, it can offer a pathway inside for rodents, squirrels, and even larger animals like raccoons. These creatures use branches to access the home's eaves, ventilation, and the roof, which they may damage in search of food or a place to nest.

3. Prevent Falling Branches

When a tree branch dies, it can break and fall at any time, which is dangerous for your roof, your car, and anyone who may be in your home or yard. Regular tree trimming will not only take care of weakened branches before they break, but it will also make tree damage less likely in the first place since thinning out the canopy is good for the tree’s health.

4. Stop Scraping

Even perfectly healthy branches can damage your walls and roof if they grow too close. The wind can move these branches, causing them to knock or scrape the house, which can damage siding and even pull shingles off.

5. Reduce Moss & Rot

A canopy of shady branches growing just above your roof can trap moisture against your shingles. This encourages the growth of moss as well as microorganisms that can rot the roof structure.


To avoid all these problems, schedule regular tree trimming with Eldridge Arborist & Landscaping in Oak Ridge, NC. These fully licensed and bonded Guilford County arborists provide 24-hour service to keep your property safe and beautiful. They're family-owned and -operated, so you can count on them for attentive, personalized customer service. To schedule an appointment, call (336) 423-7133. Learn more about the company’s services on the website.

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