Do you have one or more trees in your yard? Have you been more or less ignoring this tree or trees for the time being? If this sounds like you, you're not alone in your impression that you can leave a tree to its own devices. However, although trees in the forest do indeed generally grow without human intervention, that's not necessarily the best option for trees that happen to be growing on your own property. This is for a variety of reasons, including the following:
If one tree in a forest is ravaged by termites or some other pest, there are hundreds of other trees nearby that can take its place. There is generally nothing around the tree, except other trees, to be damaged once it falls. If termites, borer beetles, or some other pest start to eat your tree then that is something that you need to be concerned about. If the tree dies, it will need to be cut down before it can fall and damage your home or a neighbor's property. Thankfully, the professionals working for tree trimming are able to recognize the signs of a potential infestation before the average person might even suspect that there is anything amiss.
Pests aren't the only thing that can damage or destroy trees. Storms, especially those with high winds, can easily cause damage and destruction to trees that might otherwise look healthy and well. Without any tree trimming services to remove limbs that are crowded, dying, or that are already dead, your property could suffer severe damage any time a storm rolls through. With regular tree trimming, you can turn a significant hazard into a mere annoyance that is more likely to shed leaves and small twigs rather than large branches and limbs.
Like animals, plants also need to eat. Unlike animals, plants soak up nutrients in the soil with their roots. If the soil doesn't have the nutrients that it needs, the tree can't simply pull up and migrate elsewhere. Many soils are at least partially deficient in at least one nutrient, something that you can only tell by properly testing the soil. For instance, citrus trees generally need a lot more nitrogen than can be found in most soils. If you've been wondering why your orange or lemon tree isn't producing fruit or why the fruit tastes bad, it may be due to the soil quality. Thankfully, many tree trimming services also have someone on the staff who is able to test your soil and can tell you what you might be lacking.