What Homeowners Need to Know About Pruning
Rainbow Treecare arborists are educated in how trees grow and what makes branches strong or weak. We know how to correct problems.
All trees need pruning at some point in their lives. Trees do it naturally by “shedding” branches and twigs that become damaged from storms, disease or insects. That sometimes means tree branches will fall on your roof, car, garage or another unfortunate area, causing damage. It can also mean that your tree may become lopsided or unsightly.
Call Rainbow Treecare to keep your trees looking their best.
When comparing tree trimming estimates consider the extent of the work recommended and make sure the work quoted is comparable.
Here are some common pruning terms.
- Coarse Pruning (removal of large dead branches and stubs only, at Rainbow that means 2” in diameter or larger)
- Medium Pruning (removal of medium sized to large sized dead branches and stubs, at Rainbow that means 1” in diameter or larger.)
- Fine Pruning (removal of all small to large dead branches and stubs, Rainbow’s standards are ½” in diameter or larger.)
- Crossing branches (branches that are rubbing together)
- Stacked branches (branches growing directly above each other)
- Subordination pruning (creating good structural balance)
- Co-dominant pruning (branches or tree trunks that are growing out of the same area)
- Hazard branch pruning (a branch that is a danger to people or property)
- Clearance branch pruning (eliminating branches that create interference)