Tree Trimming and Pruning Services

Trees add priceless value to your property. They provide shade, screening, winter windbreaks, not to mention a mature beauty to enjoy throughout the year.

Just like your home, trees are one of the biggest investments in a property. They can last for many decades as they overshadow some of life’s best memories at home. It’s no surprise why people love their trees so much.

Tree Pruning Techniques

As trees grow, they commonly face certain challenges that lead property owners to enlist the help of tree trimming services.

Tree branches could grow and hang too low, break in storm conditions, or the overall canopy (or crown) of the tree can become too full.

To address these conditions, Certified Arborists employ these three primary tree pruning techniques:

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Tree Trimming Technique #1: Crown Raising

As limbs hang too low over a lawn or roof, or block certain views, a Certified Arborist will enlist a tree pruning technique that will attractively prune certain branches or parts therein to give a raised appearance maintaining the natural shape of the tree vs. the resulting ugly stubs from an ameteur tree trimming.

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Tree Trimming Technique #2: Crown Cleaning

Once and awhile, some limbs within a tree may start to die-back for various reasons. As this decay spreads down the branch and into the tree’s trunk, it can create major concerns.

Crown cleaning is a tree pruning technique that selectively removes these declining branches and also those that may have been damaged in a storm, to reduce the chance of the decay spreading further.

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Tree Trimming Technique #3: Crown Thinning

Depending upon the species of tree, it’s a good idea to have tree trimming done every 3-7 years to thin out the crown (canopy) of your tree. As branches grow, they can direct themselves to rub against other desired branches and create potential points of future decay. Certified Arborists can selectively remove 25-30% of the growth within your trees to prevent these issues, while still maintaining beautiful specimens.

Joshua Tree’s Certified Arborists vs. Tree Trimming Services

It seems that anyone brave enough to climb a tree with a chainsaw and tow a chipper behind a truck can call themselves a tree trimming service. However, tree pruning is both an art and a science. It’s important to make sure that you find a professional that understands this and will not do irreversible damage to your trees.

Our team of Certified Arborists has to not only pass an extremely difficult test for their credentials, but they have to maintain them each year by attending training sessions about improving their work skills and safety procedures. We take our jobs very seriously, and your trees are dear to our hearts.

We invite you to contact us for a free tree trimming and pruning consultation. We can walk your property with you, give you recommendations, and explain what’s involved with the process of protecting some of your property’s greatest assets—your trees!

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“The crew members who performed work at my property were very professional and did a great job. I am very pleased with the work that was performed. I would not hesitate to contact Joshua Tree for additional services.”

—Debra, Bethlehem, PA