Tree & Shrub Pruning

Tree & shrub pruning can add character and beauty to your home or business. The easiest and most effective way to maintain the general health of your trees is to start looking after them early and maintaining them regularly. Pruning is an important aspect of tree care that can achieve specific results.

Here are some examples of pruning types:

Prune for Light

Mrs. Foster has a small backyard overtaken by too many large trees. Too much shade occurs as a result. In this situation, our trained arborists would “prune for light“; selectively thinning out the crowns of the trees to allow for more light penetration and better air circulation. In some extreme cases, if there are competing trees the entire removal of a tree to allow for appropriate spacing and growth may be recommended.

Prune to Clean

Mr.Jackman has a large maple at the side of the house that has never been pruned. He continues to pick up dead branches. Some limbs are growing over his house that are causing him concern. “Pruning to Clean” is recommended which is the selective removal of dead, diseased, detached and broken branches. In addition, the overarching branches are expertly removed without damage to his house or neighbour’s fence and shed.

Prune to Raise

Lastly, the tree is slightly raised (“pruning to raise”) since the owner had complained about the difficulty navigating around the tree while cutting the grass.

Structural Pruning

As it was noted earlier, it is important to start looking after your trees as early as possible. “Structural pruning” is used on young and medium aged trees to promote good structure in the trunk and branch arrangement. This early treatment will prevent problems later on in the tree’s growth stages.

Don’t hesitate to contact Alexander Tree Care for a free, no obligation estimate for your tree & shrub pruning needs or other tree and shrub care needs.