Pruning and Trimming

Pruning trees is a combination of art and science. In the hand of an untrained — or worse — uncaring individual, a tree can be harmed both aesthetically and biologically leading to a shortening of the plant’s life and a diminishing of a property’s value.  Every pruning cut is made with the plant’s health in mind. Improper pruning cuts lead to disease and decay.
Cutting a Tree
The arborist at TruRoots Arborscape are educated and experienced in how to prune your tree without jeopardizing its health and longevity.

Tree Trimming Estimates

When comparing tree trimming estimates consider the extent of the work, and the pruning techniques being used. The arborists at TruRoots follow industry standards set forth by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). We fine – prune each tree like it is our own (no short cuts). This is what you can expect with the fine prune package at TruRoots:

  • Cleaning

Removal of all small to large dead, dying, diseased, crowded, weakly attached and low – vigor branches from the crown of the tree.

  • Thinning

Removal of branches that are crossing, rubbing together, stacked branches (branches growing directly above each other). This will create light penetration and air movement through the crown. Thinning opens the foliage of the tree, reduces weight on heavy limbs, and helps retain the tree’s natural shape.

  • Raising

Removes the lower branches from the tree in order to provide clearance for building, vehicles, pedestrians and vista.

Structural pruning

This pruning technique is for training the growth of a young tree. Pruning trees when young helps develop correct and strong branches and tree trunks. It minimizes costly corrective pruning once trees mature, helps them live longer and look better. Pruning is permanent and once done cannot be undone. Please don’t be afraid to ask for addresses of recently pruned trees before you hire a company and take the time to drive by the address and look at the trees.