Nothing looks good when it's poorly groomed, which is a good reason to take care of your trees. If neglected, they could make your entire yard look rather shabby.
But, there are other reasons as well. Besides, your trees provide the cool comfort of shade, making your home look better. They filter the sun's rays, muffle noise, and act as a wind break.
It's also important to make sure trees stay healthy. To ensure this happens, fertilize regularly, prune, and control pests that can affect them.
So, be nice to your trees. :) You'll find that in return, they'll be nice to you, and will look good too!
Elwood's has been on a "crusade" educating the general public that "topping" is not proper tree pruning. This is not uncommon, it happens everywhere. Proper pruning should follow the 1/3 rules:
~ Never remove more than 1/3 of the tree's crown. For most species, the tree should have a single trunk.
~ Main branches should be at least 1/3 smaller than the diameter of the trunk.
The appearance of a properly pruned tree is like a good haircut; hardly noticeable at first glance.
Never "top" a tree by cutting its main branches back to shrubs. This is one of the worst things you can do for the health of a tree.
Elwood's offers, pruning and shaping of shade and ornamental trees and shrubs, brush chipping, fruit tree pruning, and view clearing.