Residential Tree Pruning
The main goal behind tree pruning is to restore and revitalize a tree’s health, aesthetics and shape. Although many companies advertise tree pruning or trimming services, few are experts. Environmental Tree Service prides themselves on maintaining a team of certified arborists and tree climbers equipped with plenty of knowledge to prune many unique tree species.
The first decision you’ll have to make is whether you’d like to prune the tree by yourself or hire an expert. Pruning or trimming smaller trees and shrubs is fine if you have a thorough understanding of what your doing. However, in cases of larger trees we highly recommend calling a legitimate tree care company. Your personal safety should never be compromised for a tree pruning project. We have decades of experience, utilize high-end safety equipment, and practice procedures continuously to minimize any type of liabilities that could arise.
Reasons for Tree Pruning
Because each cut into your tree has the strong potential of changing a tree’s growth pattern, we’re very careful where we cut. We only prune for specific reasons including:
Removing Dead Branches
To Increase Light and Air Penetration to the Inside of the Tree’s Crown
To Remove Crowded or Rubbing Limbs
There’s a very fine line between thinning out the tree too much or too little. Many of the tree’s energy reserves are stored within the foliage. If we cut too much this could be a significant strew to the tree’s health and growth. Therefore pruning is only done on a minimal basis to truly help shape the tree.
Our Tree Pruning Techniques
We utilize a few different pruning techniques that can be divided into sub categories. The sum of all of these add up to a beautiful, healthy, natural shaped tree.
Cleaning: We remove dead, diseased, dying, or broken branches.
Thinning: This is performed in order to reduce weight load on larger branches, increase light-air penetration to the crown and helps to improve the overall shape of the tree.
Raising: Have you ever walked along a sidewalk or driveway and hit your head on a branch? If a tree’s branches aren’t providing enough clearance for a walkway, we can remove them.
Reduction: This is usually done when we’re dealing with branches that intersect with power lines. This helps to maintain the form and structural integrity of the entire tree.