Trees are one of nature’s miracles. Not for nothing were thickly wooded groves considered sacred spaces by our ancestors. Being in the presence of trees is uplifting to the spirit – as has recently been proved by environmental psychologists. Just having bare wood in your home can bring a sense of warmth and homeliness to an otherwise cold space. However, there are times when we wish that we could just move trees so that they don’t block our precious sunlight, or because they are obscuring a wonderful view. Just like roses, trees often take great benefit from careful pruning and trimming.
There are a number of possible reasons for having a tree looked at by a professional. The first, and perhaps most important, is that a professional can see if there is any damage to the tree from lightning strikes, storm damage, or disease. Dead branches, or those that have become unattached or loose, can pose a genuine threat to people living near the tree. It is important therefore that such things are removed before they can fall and damage people or property.