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Tree Trimming

Regular, seasonal trimming and pruning is a major part of keeping trees healthy and looking their best. We offer a wide range of trimming and pruning services depending on your unique needs and tree species.

As with any service, improperly done pruning and trimming may cause more problems than it solves. We are trained to manage trees ranging from ornamental species to local beauties to fruit and nut trees. Below are tree trimming techniques and their benefits.

Tree Trimming Techniques
Ultimately, pruning and tree trimming is essential for a tree’s overall health. Some of the techniques involved in trimming include:

Thinning – Tree thinning involves cutting branches off from the inside all around the tree. If a tree’s branches are too dense, they may compete with one another for resources, causing the entire tree to suffer from structural defects. By helping the strongest branches thrive and cutting back the weaker ones, the tree will be stronger and healthier as a whole. Proper thinning technique is even and maintains the tree’s shape.

Skirting – Skirting involves removing the lower limbs from a tree. This is done for several reasons. If a tree’s lower limbs get in the way of pedestrian traffic, they may need to be trimmed. This may also enhance the view from lower level windows. Finally, skirting may create a desired aesthetic and draw the eye to the top of the tree. However, too much skirting may be dangerous to the tree. This requires a skilled professional.

Windowing – Windowing is a highly specialized pruning operation that creates a “window” through existing foliage between where people will stand and where the view will be. This is often visually stunning when done right, as people looking out the window will see a beautiful view framed on all sides by branch whorls and leaves.

Benefits of Tree Trimming
Some reasons for trimming trees include distributing the weight and balance of the tree, removing dead wood, helping to elevate the canopy of a tree, and ensuring proper wind flow and sun throughout the tree. What this means is that every part of the tree should receive about the same amount of sunlight so the tree grows out fully rather than appearing stunted in one area or another.

Trees may be trained and shaped, especially when they’re young, to fill out and provide a more picturesque aesthetic or produce more abundant fruit.

Finally, sometimes a tree must be trimmed in order to keep it from doing damage to nearby property. Phoenix is known for monsoon season, and tree trimming can help to mitigate the chances that a storm will cause parts of the tree to fall.

These techniques and much more are available as part of our tree trimming Phoenix services. Give us a call and get your free, no-obligation evaluation today!

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