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Tree trimming and shrub pruning are critical to sustaining your plant's health, stimulating growth, and retaining its natural appearance, but do-it-yourselfers can often end up trimming incorrectly, causing serious damage to your beloved green asset.

The science involves a deep understanding of plant biology, recognizing its flaws and skillfully eliminating or minimizing defects without hindering the plant's growth or causing irreparable damage.

The tree trimming and shrub pruning techniques we perform address both hazard reduction and maintenance objectives under the American National Standard (ANSI).


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Crown Clean

Crown cleaning is the selective removal of dead, dying, damaged, broken, diseased, weak, crossing, overlapping, rubbing, and undesirable branches and water sprouts.

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Crown & Tip Thinning

Crown thinning is the selective removal of branches to increase light penetration, air movement and reduce weight.

Tip thinning is a specific form of thinning and is performed by selectively removing small branches at the end of larger branches for the purpose of reducing weight and wind resistance.

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Crown Raising

Also referred to as “raising the limb level”. Crown raising consists of the selective removal of the lower branches of a tree to provide clearance for roof lines, drives, and walkways and to increase lighting.

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Crown Reduction

Also known as “crown shaping”, crown reduction decreases the height and/or spread of a tree. Consideration is given to the ability of a species to sustain this type of pruning. When warranted, we use the heading back technique where we reduce limb length by cutting back to a lateral 1/2 to 1/3 the diameter of the parent limb that is being removed.


Crown Restoration

Crown restoration pruning is done by cutting back to the lateral branch to improve the structure, form, and appearance of trees that have been severely headed back, topped, or damaged in any way. This method allows for natural re-growth, tree compartmentalization of wounds, and shaping of the tree.

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Vista Pruning

Vista pruning is the selective thinning of framework limbs or specific areas of the crown to potentially allow a view of an object from a predetermined point. Keep in mind that this method is only applicable to trees within property lines; consideration should be given in regard to trees and other objects outside of property lines that may obstruct the view.

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Shrub Pruning

Our knowledgeable arborists have the training and expertise to correctly prune your plants to benefit their health as well as your landscape's overall appearance.

  • Window access
  • Views
  • Screening
  • Walkways & Driveways
Benefits Of Shrub Pruning:
  • Removes dead & dying branches
  • Reduce stress from disease and infestation
  • Helps the plant recover from damage or shock
  • Balances the plant's structure
  • Controls growth, size, and shape
  • Improves plant development
  • Enhances flower production

Our small tree and shrub pruning practices are based upon adaptations of the objectives outlined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the arboriculture industry standard guidelines.

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