Year-round Kansas City Tree trimming: 5 Indicators You Should Trim Your Tree

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Although the best seasons have your trees trimmed in Kansas City, there are exceptions that may take place at any time during the year. Observe your trees and watch out for any of these five tree trimming signs.

Greenery Overload

Too much can be too much when it comes to tree leaf or tree branch density. Take a look at your tree and if you can’t see through the leaves or branches then the tree is due for a trim.

Broken Branches

Heavy rain and wind storms can snap off large branches on even the strongest of trees. If you see a lot of branches littering your yard after a storm, the branches need to be cleaned up and the trees should be checked. A tree with a lot of missing branches, or main branches is a risk to your property and to you.


There are many varieties but usually a canker is a discolored area, isolated dead patch, or inverted portion of the tree. Cankers can be caused by lawnmowers, fungus, or weed killer chemicals to name a few and appear on bark, branches, stems, and twigs. If you think you spot a canker or are unsure, contact any arborist at Safety Tree. We would be happy to check.

Large, Deep Cracks

Fluctuations in temperature are the most common cause for deep cracks in tree bark. For example, frost cracks occur in freezing temperatures when water from inside the tree freezes causing the wood to shrink. Since shrinking does not cover the entire tree, the stress between the regular, unfrozen wood and the frozen, dehydrated wood creates deep cracks. Thankfully frost cracks can be avoided through proper tree trimming.

Growth Gone Wild

An unbalanced tree is a danger to your property and to you, which is why regularly scheduled trimming is so important. Get an opinion from a professional arborist about your tree’s health needs.

Call the certified Kansas City tree trimming company Safety Tree Service, if you see any of these five irregular occurrences affecting your trees so that we can assess the situation through a free consultation.

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What People Are Saying

  • Safety Tree Service did a great job trimming several elm and ash trees for me, as well as a few pin oaks. The pin oaks had various dead limbs that needed to be removed and other limbs that needed to be thinned. Ty did an excellent job removing the dead wood and trimming the trees, which helped reduce risk of damage from limbs falling and greatly improved the health and overall appearance of the trees. With the recent bad weather I’m glad I hired Ty as I’m confident one of the limbs would have come down on a power line. I received bids from multiple tree trimmers and Ty’s bid was very competitive and he was able to provide proof of insurance. Some of the other bidders offered lower prices but were not insured! I do recommend Ty to others as he did a great job for me.

    - Joel Y( Kansas City, Missouri Elm and Ash Tree Removal, February 2017 )
  • We needed a to have a couple of large trees removed from our yard. Safety Tree Service did a great job. They raked and collected everything and left us with a totally clean backyard. If we ever need any tree services in the future I will definitely contact you again.

    - Michael W( Kansas City, Missouri Tree Removal )
  • Safety Tree Service is always on time. They do what they say they are going to do. There is no smoke and mirrors with Safety Tree Service. I only recommend his company to all of my clients because I know he will treat them with respect and care.

    - Patrick F.( Kansas City, Missouri Tree Removal and Trimming, February 2017 )
  • We use Ty and his staff at Safety Tree exclusively for all of our tree work referrals. Our company conducts grounds maintenance on a wide variety of residential and commercial properties. We have referred our customers to Ty because they continually tell me how exceptional their overall experience was with Safety Tree. I have heard everything from “experts”, to “very professional”, to “very skilled”, to “clean” and “fair” used to describe their encounters. I would not hesitate at all to recommend Safety Tree to any private or public entity or for any project regardless of scope or size.

    - Tony C.( Olathe, KS Commercial Tree Services, January 2017 )