Pruning and Trimming

Pruning or trimming is the most common tree maintenance procedure. As trees grow, they need direction. This may be in the form of pruning, thinning or removing deadwood. Trees provide many benefits including beauty, tranquility and shade. Well cared for, attractive trees will also considerably increase your property value. Tree pruning is needed to help your landscape flourish and addresses architectural tree care concerns such as safety, shape and appearance.
Professional tree pruning services enhance the natural beauty of your trees and shrubs, helping you preserve the strength, stature and seasonal character they add to your property.
Although forest trees grow quite well with only nature’s pruning, landscape trees require a higher level of care to maintain their structural integrity and aesthetics. Pruning must be done with an understanding of tree biology. Improper pruning can create lasting damage or even shorten the tree’s life
Specific types of pruning may be necessary to maintain young and mature trees in healthy, safe, and attractive conditions.


Cleaning is the removal of dead, dying, diseased, weakly attached, and low-vigor branches from the crown of a tree.


Thinning is selective branch removal to improve structure and to increase light penetration and air movement through the crown. Proper thinning opens the foliage of a tree, reduces weight on heavy limbs, and helps retain the tree’s natural shape.


Lifting removes the lower branches from a tree to provide clearance for buildings, vehicles, pedestrians, and vistas.


Reduction reduces the size of a tree, often for utility line clearance. Reducing a tree’s height or spread is best accomplished by pruning back the leaders and branch terminals to secondary branches that are large enough to assume the terminal roles. Compared to topping, reduction helps maintain the form and structural integrity of the tree.

 
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