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.