Proper Pruning for Every Stage of Life

The kind of pruning a tree needs depends largely on knowing what stage of development the tree is in. Careful pruning in young trees need careful pruning to plan out can establish the major branch structure that it will one day grow into, removing dead and diseased branches in mature trees will maximize their appearance and extend their lives. Moreover, recent transplants need to be pruned with special care to remediate the stress that occurs to them during shipment while they establish themselves in their new soil.

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Why do Trees Need to be Regularly Trimmed?

In the wild, trees contend with pests, injury, and diseases on a daily basis. In the absence of human interference, these trees either die and fall to the forest floor to reintroduce their nutrients to the soil, or survive pest and infections to become more resilient. Both outcomes are good and proper in a forest setting; however, in an urban environment the risk of tree failure is unacceptable. Proper pruning, performed regularly, is one of the best defenses against pests and injuries that might cause tree failure. Making the right cut on the right branch at the right time can ensure that life, limb, and property are well protected as we live alongside these woody urban giants. As such, our main reasons for trimming trees include:


Remove Hazardous Limbs


Accentuates natural form and beauty


Remove diseased and dead limbs

Protect Structures

Remove limbs posing an immediate threat to home or buildings

Safe Passage

Raise canopy to allow vehicular traffic and or pedestrian passage


Extend the life of the tree


Render the tree in proportion to the site

Understory Light

Raise canopy to allow enough light to grow ornamentals under the tree canopy