Expert Tree Pruning
When looking at properly pruning a tree, there are many different factors that we take into consideration, such as species characteristics, growth habit, environment, location, customer objectives, safety concerns etc. prior to trimming a tree. The majority of our pruning practices fall within one of five categories with some overlap depending on the overall customer, tree health and safety objectives.
- Crown Cleaning Prune
The selective removal of dead, diseased, broken or weakly attached branches from the crown
- Crown Thinning Prune
Involves crown cleaning mentioned above in addition to selective removal of branches to increase light and air movement through the crown and reduce excess branch weight to reduce the chance of limb failure during growing season and storm events.
- Crown Raising & Vista Pruning
Removing lower branches of a tree to provide clearance for buildings, signs, vehicles, pedestrians and vistas or scenery.
- Crown Reduction Prune
Sometimes it’s necessary to reduce the height or spread of a crown for structure/utility clearance and/or safety issues.
- Restoration Prune
If a tree has sustained a significant amount of storm damage or has been improperly pruned, a restoration prune can improve a tree’s structure and appearance.
With the constantly changing weather conditions, heavy spring/fall snows and high winds we commonly see here in Colorado, proper tree pruning is even more critical than in most places of the country. A properly pruned tree will have the proper structure and resilience to withstand stress and the elements than a tree without the proper attention. In addition, pruning a tree in its early development stages will pay huge dividends later on and most likely result in a much more structurally sound tree than one that is not pruned in the early stages of development.
Prior to any work being done, you will meet with one of our certified arborists and discuss the pruning objectives and the overall plan for your tree(s). Once a plan has been agreed upon, one of our arborists will arrive onsite at a mutually agreed upon time to conduct the pruning outlined in the plan. All pruning work will be conducted using the Best Management Practices as outlined in the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) standards.