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DIY, Tree Lopper or Arborist in Brisbane?

To trim or not to trim that is the question?  The answer is easy, yes, it is very important to trim your trees regularly for a variety of significant reasons.  Perhaps the question should be ‘to trim or not to trim my tree myself?’ The green-fingered among you may be keen to give it a go, there are plenty of Do It Yourself tree trimming Youtube tutorials on the internet to give a keen gardener handy hints and tips. You may think that it doesn’t look too difficult and will be a good way to save money on the cost of a qualified Arborist and professional tree service as it can seem prohibitive to some.  Or you may be tempted to hire a cheap, unqualified tree lopper to save money, however, there are much more excellent reasons why hiring a professional tree company to trim your trees in Brisbane by beyond should be a priority and will save you money in the long run.

Why Trim Your Trees?

Firstly, let’s get back to basics and discuss the reason we must regularly trim and maintain our trees.


The overall health of a tree can be much improved by consistent maintenance.  Thinning the crown of a tree improves airflow around the tree and allows sunshine and moisture to penetrate the tree.  It also opens the foliage of a tree, reduces weight on heavy limbs and helps maintain the tree’s natural shape. Removing dead and diseased branched will help prevent pests and diseases from entering the tree and causing untold damage.


Branches that are dead or broken can cause a serious health and safety hazard as they can break off at any time, posing a risk to people and property.  They can also grow to close to overhead utility lines or obstruct your vision while driving, both of which cause a danger which can be easily remedied.


Let’s face it, a well-trimmed, healthy looking tree improves the overall aesthetics of your garden and can even add value to your property as our blog ‘Investing in your Trees’ explains.  If your tree is trimmed badly or left to its own devices it will diminish the overall look of your property and scare off potential buyers with the perceived amount of maintenance needed for the trees.



Why not DIY?

Unless you know exactly what you are doing, you can easily cause more damage to a tree and end up with a much larger bill as the professionals attempt to correct the damage. In some cases, unfortunately, a tree, which has become diseased or hazardous through over- enthusiastic amateur pruning will need to be removed.  One step up from DIY is hiring unqualified and uninsured tree loppers who door knock, offering cheap tree lopping, causing untold damage to your trees and property.  Our handy blog ‘Why Hire a Qualified Arborist not a Tree Lopper in Brisbane’ explains why tree care really should be left to the experts.

The Dangers of Over Trimming of Pruning your Trees

  • Any cut made on a tree is a wound which must be healed. Qualified Arborists know exactly where to cut for the best overall long-term health of the tree and to prevent decay from entering the wounds.
  • If you reduce the amount of foliage on a tree this drastically reduces their ability to produce food through photosynthesis and will result in stunted growth.
  • A vast reduction in crown thickness will reduce tip growth and enable too much sun to penetrate the bark and cambium layer causing sunscald which will affect the overall health of the tree.
  • Over pruning creates excessive sprouting, therefore, causing much more maintenance to be required than if the tree had a professional trim/ prune.

In Conclusion

Tree maintenance including tree trimming and tree pruning is not an area where corners should be cut. Hiring an experienced and qualified Arborist who trims and prunes to Australian standards, will boost the health of the tree,  remove any hazards, make sure it remains naturally beautiful and will save you money.

Tree Service Brisbane

If you would like to talk to a tree care company who provide a quality and professional tree service, who understand the benefits of proper tree maintenance and have the best interests of the customer and the environment at heart, call the Heritage Tree Care experts on 0737155444 for a free no obligation quote.  Our qualified Arborists will be delighted to advise you on the best course of action for your trees.  We cover Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Redlands, Toowoomba and Gold Coast area in Queensland, Australia