PruningPruning is done for several reasons and is subject to things such as tree species, location, time of year and climate. We are more than qualified to properly prune your trees and shrubs. Pruning is a specialized arboriculture practice that is mastered through years of education and experience. Typically, trees are pruned for several different reasons including:

  • House clearance
  • Light penetration
  • Improved growth stimulation for surrounding plants
  • Removal of dead and diseased wood

It is imperative to have an arborist that is knowledgeable and knows what is truly best for your trees long term, not just short term. Some arborists may suggest a short-term solution called topping. Topping might solve your needs for a year or so, but in the end it almost always costs the homeowner more money and liability. Topping creates large wounds in the tree; when the tree tries to heal over these wounds it can’t handle the stress and sends out what we call ‘’watershoots”. These watershoots are poorly attached to the trunk and often fail. Topping makes trees more susceptible to disease and rot. There are several other alternatives to topping that we can suggest to keep your trees healthy.

To learn more about pruning or to get free estimate, contact us.