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Tree Trimming (referred to by Arborists as Tree Pruning), generally refers to the removal of specific problematic branches from a tree. Pruning by Dave Leonard Tree Specialists is conducted in a targeted and detailed manner in order to increase the health, appearance, and safety of the tree. Pruning is the most common tree management procedure, and is both an art and a science, bringing multiple tree health and aesthetic benefits when done properly.
To guarantee that your trees are pruned to the highest standards, we require that each of our employees be trained in proper pruning techniques and that they are knowledgeable in tree biology. The benefits of properly pruned trees include not only improved visual appeal, but increased safety and resistance to storm damage and better defenses against attack by pests and pathogens. Poorly conducted pruning can cause permanent damage, and can hasten the decline or death of a tree.
We conduct the best pruning work possible by ensuring that our employees have the skills required for safe tree climbing and bucket truck operation. The combination of these methods enables us to prune your trees efficiently under any circumstances. Our arborists have have the rigging know-how to prune without damaging the surrounding property.
When perfomed properly, pruning offers many benefits to your trees and their surroundings.
Common tree pruning procedures include:
Crown Cleaning: Pruning a tree to remove dead, diseased, broken, crossing, or diseased branches.
Clearance pruning: Pruning a tree to provide space between buildings, wires, sidwalks, and roadways
Structural pruning: Pruning a tree to establish proper branch structure and/or a single leader in order to ensure long term growth from the tree.
A tree should be considered for pruning every 2-5 years, depending on health, location, and growth rate. An Annual Tree Care Program is a good way to ensure that a qualified arborist is on site each year to assess the health of your trees. Click here to find out more about our Annual Tree Care Program. -- link annual tree care program to
Most trees can be pruned almost any time of year. There is a brief period of time in the Spring when tree sap is flowing fastest and the chances of tearing bark on a pruning cut are most likely. Winter is also a great time to prune trees and because it is our slowest time of year, we may be able to offer winter pruning discounts.
Call 859-252-2529 to schedule an appointment with an arborist.