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Tree Trimming and Pruning

On their own, trees often grow in ways that are unattractive, unsafe, and even unhealthy for their own development. A regular trimming and pruning program is an important part of keeping your tree’s growth under control.

Trimming vs. Pruning

There are subtle differences between these terms - “trimming” is often about appearance, and “pruning” refers to maintenance. But most people use them interchangeably to mean one thing: controlling overgrowth while promoting healthy growth and attractive symmetry.

Why Tree Trimming and Pruning Is Important

Whether your primary tree concerns are about appearance, safety, or ecology, a professional approach to trimming and pruning addresses them all.

Addressing Overgrowth
Large, mature trees often grow too wide, branches scraping the side of the house or building. Branches may be falling off in high wind, threatening structures below. Trimming and pruning can address this problem and prevent future damage.

Promoting Tree Health
Trees grow strongest and look their best when carefully pruned every 3-5 years, depending on how much growth we see each season. There are several reasons for this, some of which are:

  • In young trees, pruning lower branches reduces competition with the trunk.
  • In dense trees, pruning reduces wind resistance and helps prevent storm damage.
  • Reducing the weight of the canopy encourages vertical growth and prevents leaning.

Keeping the View Clear
Pruning back a tree that has come to block a view, often through a picture window, is referred to as vista pruning. This must be done carefully to get the immediate results you want without harming the tree. Our team of professional arborists knows how to do it right.

Maintain Tree Health and Safety

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