All types of pruning

Pruning can be necessary to maintain or improve the health, appearance, and safety of your trees. Pruning can also be detrimental to your tree if not performed properly.

Every cut to a living tree causes injury and has the potential to expose the tree to disease and infection. Pruning must be a planned operation, taking into account your wants and needs versus the health of the tree. Whether it is reducing leaf fall into the roof gutter, eliminating broken limbs, or preventing pine cones from hitting the car, TreeServ is ready to assist you in your pruning needs.

Topping of mature trees is not an arboricultural practice. It will severely stress the trees health and possibly lead to subsequent structural failure. If you feel your tree is too tall, the best course of action is to remove it and replace it with a variety more suitable to your site.

Pruning is limited to removing no more than 25% of leaf bearing branches/branchlets during a single growing season. Pruning to meet your objectives may require more than one visit.

All work performed by TreeServ will be guided by the

"American National Standard for Tree Care Operations
-Tree, Shrub and Other Woody Plant Maintenance-Standard Practices"

(ANSI A300-1995) American National Standards Institute, Inc.

For more information on pruning:

"Guidelines for Correct Pruning" Dr. Alex Shigo

"How to Prune Trees" USDA