As the winter months begin to pass, the snow starts to melt away and we’re left with compacted soil, dry grass and plenty of dead branches.

If these dead branches are broken and hanging off your tree, visibly dead, misshaped or are posing a threat to your safety, you should consider giving a call to your local tree expert.

When trees endure the cold weather of the harsh Ottawa winters, they can sustain a lot of damage. It is advised not to leave your trees in this condition as it can be dangerous for your home and/or your kids or pets.

As a general rule of thumb, we always suggest you conduct a quick check of your trees every year in the spring months. If any of your trees look damaged, unhealthy or simply don’t look the way you want, it’s a great idea to call a tree expert for tree trimming services.

It is often said that spring is the best time of the year to call an arborist. Continue reading to learn more about why spring is the best season for tree services and why you might want to call a tree expert once winter ends.

1. For Arborist Reports & Diseases Identification

tree expert conducting arborist reportThe City of Ottawa is one that’s filled with trees, bushes and greenery. This beautiful natural element is part of what sets us apart from other large cities, and it has a lot to do with the city’s regulations in place to protect trees.

If your tree looks unhealthy or seems as though it poses a threat to your safety, contact us for an inspection as soon as possible.

After the inspection takes place, one of our arborists will provide you with a detailed arborist report. This report will disclose the current state and specifications of your tree in great detail, including its height, size, condition, diseases, structural integrity, location, and overall health.

2. Tree Trimming for Your Health, Safety & More

It’s been said that having a healthy tree as part of your landscape can add significant value to your property. According to Landscape Ontario, this value increase has shown to be anywhere from 5 to 20 per cent.

On the other hand, overgrown, unaesthetic or damaged trees can have adverse effects. If your tree looks like it needs a little bit of tree care, trimming and maintenance, we’ll be happy to help.

3. Tree Pruning for Growth & Prosperity

Everyone knows that winter weather can damage a tree. While we can’t put a pause to winter or reverse any damages, your tree can be pruned for prosperity and overall growth in the future.

tree being pruned by arboristWhile similar to trimming, tree pruning services focus on the removal of branches to promote healthy growth, whereas trimming is for aesthetics and safety. With a bit of pruning, your tree(s) can get the strength they need to grow as efficiently as possible.

Tree pruning is a very difficult process. It must be done at the right time and in the right way, and only the right amount of both will actually help a tree.

We often advise against pruning your own tree as over-pruning can very well kill your tree. Tree pruning should only be done every 2 to 5 years. If needed, a Certified Arborist will happily help you learn more about the period that works best for your tree.

4. For Hedge Trimming, Care & Maintenance

Hedges and shrubs can be a beautiful addition to your property’s landscape. They can add colour, texture and privacy to your yard.

Just like trees, hedges and shrubs need regular maintenance to grow in the best way possible. Hedge maintenance is an art that requires a lot of time, effort and attention. If you don’t have time or experience with hedge trimming, you can always count on your local hedge & tree experts to take care of your hedges during the spring season.

5. For Tree Removal Services

arborist using chainsaw for tree removalIf you believe that a tree on your property is diseased or posing a threat to your health & safety, you will need some official documents before you can move forward with your tree removal.

These documents include an Arborist Report and a Tree Removal Permit, both of which are required by the City of Ottawa even if the tree is on your private property. As Certified Arborists, we can guide you through the process with our Arborist Reports and by helping you secure a Tree Removal Permit.

Professional Tree Care & Arborist Services in Ottawa

Need a helping hand for your tree care this spring? Hire Wright Tree Service, Ottawa’s Tree Experts!

We offer a handful of services to help promote a healthy life for your trees, shrubs and hedges. And if you need anything removed for your health and safety, we’ll be there as soon as possible.

Contact Wright Tree Service today to get started with our trimming, pruning and removal services.