Having a bunch of trees growing around your property is a great thing for a number of different reasons. It helps you feel closer to nature, you can create your swing on one of the branches, encourage your own children to climb trees and be silly, build them a treehouse, and the options are never-ending. Of course, when you are dealing with trees, you are dealing with nature, so you will have to make sure to take care of the tree as it goes through life. This means watering it, making sure that it is not infected with any pests, that its trunk and roots are still strong enough to support the tree, and especially knowing when to trim and prune the trees and so on.
If you do not have the time to do this yourself or if you have trouble understanding when to do what, you can hire professionals who can come in and inspect your tree and determine whether or not you need tree removal or any other sort of maintenance service.
Trimming your tree is absolutely crucial and it is not a cruel practice, so you should not feel bad if you do want to get your tree trimmed. If your tree’s branch structure is growing too much and is spreading everywhere in width to the point that it is making it difficult for your tree’s trunk and root to actually support its weight, then getting a trim is necessary. This is also important if you happen to have your property close to said tree because those invasive branches can end up damaging your property, so a trimming job is required to make sure that this does not happen. So, whenever your branches are getting too invasive, then trimming is due.