As professional, certified arborists, we are experts in the many different kinds of pruning techniques, and we do our best to pass our knowledge of trees on to you. Because of this, we thoroughly examine your tree before deciding which type of pruning it needs, and we discuss with you how the service will benefit you and your tree. These are some of the different tree trimming services we offer. Read to find out why they may be important to keeping your tree healthy and your property safe.

Types of Tree Trimming

Reduction: A reduction is used for trees that need to be shortened, usually to prevent interference with power lines. With this process, we avoid cutting branches off at their origin so the tree can still maintain its shape.

Thinning: With thinning, we remove shoots at their source to grant light to lower limbs and to maintain the structural integrity of the tree.

Raising: Raising is a technique designed to lengthen the trunk by removing branches at the bottom of the tree. This method is usually used to provide clearance for traffic or pedestrians.

Topping: Topping is a method that is rarely used except for on younger trees, and involves removing all growth on the top of the tree.

Degrees of Tree Pruning

Fine: Fine pruning is only used to remove small, thin shoots from the tree, generally for shape and aesthetics.

Standard: Standard pruning is designed to remove more than just small shoots. It is used to enhance the structure of the tree as well as its health.

Hazard: Hazard pruning involves removing high-risk branches, deadwood, and dying sections of the tree to enhance the safety of the structure.

Crown Reduction: Crown reduction involves removing major branches from the crown of the tree, usually in cases where there has been severe storm damage.

There are several different types and degrees of tree pruning, but only one professional tree service Montgomery County trusts to get it done right. Call Patrick Musser Tree Service today!