Why prune?

There are more reasons than you might think.

For safety – If a tree falls in a forest, does it damage anyone’s new car? Probably not, but the same can’t always be said for trees that share space with people. Pruning addresses weak, dead, or unsupportable growth that has a higher likelihood of falling and damaging property. It has the secondary benefit of reducing a tree’s wind resistance, making it less likely to get upended in storms.

For views – When you have a great view, it’s worth preserving. However, you shouldn’t immediately jump to removing any trees in the way. We can use safe pruning techniques to open up specific lines of sight while preserving the health of the tree.

For health – Trees take decades to become well-established and losing one to disease can be a blow to the appearance—not to mention the value—of your property.

For size – The thing about trees is that they tend to keep growing, even as your property stays the same. After a while, overgrown trees can encroach on structures and block sunlight to the rest of the property. Pruning helps keep trees a desirable size.

For clearance – If a tree’s crown begins too low to the ground, it can reduce clearance for pedestrians,
lawn equipment, signage, and driver visibility. Selective pruning of lower branches allows us to effectively “raise” the crown of the tree and free up space around its base.

For beauty – Sometimes, you just want your trees to look nice. Responsible pruning and thinning helps shape a tree while stimulating new growth in the right places.


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