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Tree Pruning/Trimming

Tree pruning is the most fundamental part of tree care and is necessary to maintain optimal health for your valuable trees.  As a general rule, tree pruning is necessary every 3-5 years; but can vary depending on tree species, health and location.  Trees are pruned to clean, thin, raise, and/or reduce.  At Barr Tree Care, our goal is to leave your trees looking natural. We achieve this by only removing wood which is necessary such as deadwood, broken and rubbing branches, and branches which may be too low or encroaching to structures.

Properly pruned trees can:

  • enhance the safety of tree structure by removing broken, dead, damaged, diseased or competing limbs;   significantly reduce the likelihood of storm damage to other trees or structures;
  • boost overall tree health and vitality;
  • promote proper structure and growing habits in young trees (developmental pruning);
  • improve aesthetic appeal in mature trees;
  • provide clearance to streets, structures or other landscapes.

It is important to work with a Certified Arborist when contracting for tree pruning.  Pruning should be completed following the arboricultural specifications set forth by the I.S.A. and A.N.S.I. to ensure no damage is done while pruning.  At Barr Tree Care we know how to properly trim your trees no matter where the location. We have skilled professional personnel trained to climb even the biggest trees.

It takes more than a pick-up truck and a chainsaw to properly prune a tree; let our professional and experiences staff take care of your valuable trees.

A few things to keep in mind regarding good tree pruning practices:

  • Spikes should never be used on live trees.  This can lead to disease, spread of infection and tree decline.
  • Topping is not an acceptable tree practice.  Topping leaves several entry points for decay, produces large sprouts and can turn your tree into a hazard with breakage and susceptibility to storm damage.
  • Over-pruning reduces a trees natural ability to produce food, therefore starves the tree, eventually leading to tree death.
  • Lion’s Tailing occurs when branches are stripped of their interior leaves, leaving a tree unbalanced in weight and susceptible to breakage.  No more than 25% of the foliage should be removed in a year.

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We look forward to the opportunity to put our knowledge and expertise to work for you!