Why trim or prune your trees?
- Young trees need tree trimming or pruning to develop a strong structure, especially popular trees such as autumn blaze maples and little leaf lindens as they are prone to have poor structure.
- Remove hazardous dead branches.
- Clearance needed for homes and power lines.
- Decrease risk of storm damage.
- Proper pruning ensures trees a long, healthy life.
- Safety for you and your neighbors.
- Aesthetically pleasing.
We are licensed and insured tree pruners (trimmers)
Your Certified Arborist will:
- Personally visit your tree to evaluate what pruning (tree trimming) is needed and why.
- Offer pruning options customized for your tree and your objectives in a proposal with tree pruning (tree trimming) costs clearly itemized.
- Email or mail your proposal and follow up with a phone call to discuss treatment and answer any of your questions.
Tree trimming/pruning estimates
When comparing tree trimming estimates consider the extent of the work recommended. 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)
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