Here at Able Tree Expert, tree trimming is just one of our many tree care specialties. Exceptionally skilled in tree trimming, our team of tree care professionals has decades of cumulative experience in the proper trimming and pruning of all types and sizes of trees.
Understanding that your trees have their own particular needs and growing patterns, we use only those techniques that promote proper growth and keep your tree in optimal health. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and tree care specific tools, we work to ensure that all overgrown, diseased, or damaged limbs and branches are removed correctly.
With safety always held as our highest priority, every member of the Able Tree Experts team has been extensively trained in tree care and tree trimming. Utilizing the homeowner’s needs and expectations as our guide, we perform each project with the homeowner present in order to avoid any confusion and to ensure complete satisfaction.
On-call and prepared for emergency tree trimming service, we work around the clock to ensure safety even during extreme weather events. Working directly with your insurance provider, we strive to complete the project quickly, affordably, and efficiently.
Learn more about the benefits of tree trimming, the best time of year to have your trees trimmed, our dedication to safe practices, our emergency tree services, and answers to our frequently asked tree trimming questions below.
The Benefits of Tree Trimming
Better whole tree health: Your tree requires water and nutrients from the soil as well as plenty of sunlight in order to thrive. Unfortunately, trees can overgrow, which means that not every branch receives the sunlight, nutrients, and water required for healthy growth. Trimming your trees regularly ensures that the whole tree flourishes. All of the remaining branches will grow more healthily, and you’ll see more leaves and new growth throughout the growing season.
The aesthetic appeal of your trees: Trimmed trees simply look better. We can trim and shape your trees to improve their appeal. If you have stray branches jutting out from your tree, or low hanging branches that make your yard less appealing, we’ll lop them off.
Better fruit and flower production: Did you know that trimming your trees’ branches can help them to grow more vibrant flowers and more fruit (if they are fruit or flower producing trees, of course)? If you love a cherry-blossom filled landscape or the fruit from that apple tree in the backyard, then you should consider regularly trimming the branches of those trees.
Relieving obstructed views: Your trees are supposed to be part of your view, not obstructing that picturesque landscape that you used to be able to see from your deck. If you have trees that have overreached their bounds, we can trim them to give you that ideal framed view that you desire.
Removing obstructive branches: If you’re constantly scraping past branches as you mow the lawn, or you can’t park your car in the driveway due to an overhanging branch, we can get rid of those obstructive branches. We also remove branches near power lines, fences, and branches that are dangerously close to your home. Take note, if you have branches hanging over your home or branches that are near the facade of your home, a storm or lightning strike can wreak havoc on your abode — it’s best to remove these branches before they cause damage.
Trimming dead, dying, and damaged branches: If you notice a tree branch that isn’t thriving, it’s best to remove it, since it can damage the tree, or it can fall and damage your property (or an unlucky passerby!). Be wary of branches that no longer grow leaves, branches that are discolored, branches that are sagging, and branches that are partially or entirely broken.
The Best Time of Year for Tree Trimming
If you’re thinking about having your trees trimmed regularly (always a good idea!), then you may be wondering: What time of year is best for a trim? Unfortunately, there’s no cut-and-dry answer to that question, since different tree species have different dormant periods, and different growth spurts. Our rule of thumb is this: non-blooming trees and trees that bloom in summer are best trimmed during late winter or early spring; meanwhile, trees that bloom in spring should be pruned right after they’ve bloomed for the year. If you’re curious about the best trimming time for your particular trees, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much can a tree be trimmed before it actually harms the tree?
Trees are actually pretty resilient, and in most cases, it won’t harm the tree to trim it — even with aggressive trimming. That said, it’s important to be cautious not to trim too many of the largest branches at any given time, especially lead branches (the branches which grow directly from the trunk of a tree). We take care never to trim too much off of trees that we work on, and we’ll let you know if the amount of trimming you desire may be dangerous to the tree. As a general rule of thumb, it’s best not to trim more than 25 percent of a tree’s branches, otherwise you might end up losing the tree.
Why should I rely on professional tree trimmers?
While it may be easy enough to prune a few small branches here or there, trimming your trees can be difficult and dangerous. Plus, if it’s performed improperly, you could damage the tree. We know how to properly trim trees, and we have the proper tools and tie-off equipment for larger, high-up branches. On top of that, we make quick work out of the most difficult jobs, since we have the right tools and experience to work efficiently. We’re also licensed and insured, so if an accident should happen, you won’t be paying the consequences.
How long will it take to trim trees on my property?
Most projects can be completed in a day, including clean-up time. Unless you need work performed on multiple, large trees, you can expect us to be out of your hair in no time.
What equipment do you use to trim trees?
We use a variety of tools, each suited for specific tree trimming jobs. We own a series of saws, ranging from handsaws to chainsaws, making quick work of any size branch. On top of that, we have equipment that makes climbing trees easy. We use a cherry-picker truck, tree climbing equipment, including tree spikes and ropes, among other tools, in order to ascend your tree and lower down any limbs that we cut safely.
Can tree trimming be dangerous?
Absolutely. We’re well aware that tree trimming comes with its fair share of hazards. That’s why we utilize safety-first practices, and we work with the best equipment for the task at hand. We strive to minimize the inherent dangers of tree trimming through planning, coordination, safe practices, safety equipment use, and continual safety training for our employees. We urge you not to attempt tree trimming procedures on tall trees and/or trees with large limbs yourself, since a mistake can be costly, harmful, or even fatal. We’re also licensed and insured, and we carry workers’ compensation insurance, so that your property is protected, as well as our employees.
Our Safety First Mindset and Practices
Safety is our number one priority, and that counts when it comes to tree trimming. There’s something inherently dangerous about removing tree branches with a chainsaw while you’re 40 feet in the air. That’s why we take precautions to ensure that you, your property, and our workers remain safe. As we mentioned, we use the right equipment for the job, and we utilize best practices when it comes to trimming large, tall trees. If you’re concerned about how safe your next tree trimming job is, just talk to us. We’ll walk you through our plan, and we’ll ensure that you’re comfortable with our procedure.
Emergency Tree Trimming Services
When disaster strikes, we’re here to help you pick up the pieces. Storms and high wind can be a problem here in Michigan, and they can wreak havoc on your trees and home. When the worst happens, we provide emergency tree trimming services. We even provide 24 hour support, 7 days per week, for truly time-sensitive emergencies. So if you have a storm-damaged tree that’s resting on your home, you know who to reach out to. Call us if you encounter any of the following problems:
Limbs that are hanging over your home: If you have tree limbs that are dangling over your home or other parts of your property, they become an instant liability. Reach out to us as soon as possible to have these limbs safely removed.
Debris throughout your landscape: High winds can shake dozens of branches off your tree, and they can snap full-grown branches, leaving a massive obstruction on your property. We can cut these limbs down to size, remove them from your property, and clean up your landscape. We can even clean up your tree’s branches that have snapped by cutting them.
Fallen trees: Trees can become unstable in highly saturated soils, and they can be blown over by aggressive winds. When your tree falls or begins to lean, it’s time to have it removed immediately.
Fallen tree limbs: If you have a tree limb that has fallen on your property (including your home or car!), we can remove it. We’ll work with you to make sure that the damage is properly recorded for your insurer, and then we’ll promptly remove those fallen limbs.
Count on Able Tree Expert
If you’re searching for the best crew to tackle your next tree care job, we’re here to convince you that Able Tree Expert is the obvious choice. We offer affordable services and unparalleled customer support. We strive to leave the job with your every demand met. That’s why we back our work with a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee. Plus, we’re experienced, bringing decades of cumulative experience to the table — which is why we added the “Expert” in Able Tree Expert.
Beyond all of that, Able Tree Expert is a local tree care company. We’re proud to serve our neighbors with premier tree care services. Count on our tree care experts if you live in southeastern Michigan, including Auburn Hills, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Centerline, Chesterfield, Clawson, Clinton Township, Eastpointe, Fraser, Harrison Township, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lake Orion, Macomb, Madison Heights, Metamora, Mount Clemens, New Haven, Oak Park, Oakland Township, Oxford, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, Rochester, Romeo, Roseville, Royal Oak, Shelby Township, Sterling Heights, Troy, Utica, Warren, Washington, West Bloomfield, White Lake, and surrounding areas. Our company is based out of Ray Township, Michigan.
Discover the benefits that healthy, beautiful trees can deliver — contact the Able Tree Experts team today.