Done right, tree lopping can be an effective way to reduce the safety hazard posed by the overgrown and wayward branches or tree sections to be lopped. Reducing your tree size using this method is also great for beautification and improving aesthetics. Whatever the reason, getting tree lopping right requires avoiding certain mistakes, and the top among these include the following.
Going the DIY way
You may do well at mowing the lawn and pruning your trees, but tree lopping is definitely something else. This tree care method is very involved and requires a certain level of expertise to ensure you get it right. The cuts have to be precise, and this requires proper technique and use of the proper heavy-duty equipment.
Additionally, the work involved comes with a level of risk to safety. A branch falling off can create property damage and injury to yourself and those around you. For everyone's wellbeing, it is best to leave tree lopping to the trained and experienced experts.
Neglecting after-care Instructions
There is plenty that you should do after tree lopping. This after-care will ensure that your tree heals and recovers faster, promoting healthy growth after the lopping.
Among the things your arborist will recommend are properly taking care of the wounds left after the lopping. You should leave the wounds open, as covering them will only slow down the tree's natural healing process. As you do so, place insect trap trips on the wounds to catch insects that would otherwise cause disease and encourage decay.
You can also encourage new growths to sprout faster by regularly watering your tree. Adding fertilizer and mulch will also have the same effect. A tree care expert can guide you to the right schedule to observe for the best results.
Tree lopping already involves removing a significant section of your tree, and the last thing you want to do is to overdo it. Unfortunately, overlopping your tree will only leave it with too big and too many wounds from which the tree may not recover well. This exposes the tree to an increased risk of disease and decay.
Similarly, overdoing it will reduce the leaves on your tree, exposing the tree to too much sun. Under the sun's full glare, your tree's bark may begin to split, not to mention the risk of cankers and the risk of your branches dying off slowly.
From the highlighted pointers, the key takeaway is to always leave tree lopping to the experts. You won't have to worry about an expert overdoing it. Also, ensure you follow all the after-care instructions. Reach out to a tree service to learn more.