Tree Trimming and Pruning in Minnesota
Rainbow Treecare offers tree trimming and pruning services that help your trees develop proper structure to look good and stay stronger as they mature. Regular pruning is a good maintenance practice that removes dead wood, which serves as a food source for fungi. Pruning or trimming young trees is especially important with popular species such as autumn blaze maples and little leaf lindens as they are prone to having poor structure.
Why is tree trimming and pruning necessary?
Tree pruning or trimming is a safe and practical service that provides many benefits:
- Hazardous and/or dead branches are removed during tree trimming and pruning services.
- Tree maintenance can provide the clearance necessary to keep branches away from homes and power lines.
- Tree maintenance can decrease the risk from storm damage.
- Removing hazardous branches and limbs increases safety for you and your neighbors.
- Trees that are properly pruned as they grow develop an aesthetically pleasing form.
- Proper tree pruning services give your tree the best chances for a long, healthy life.
We are Minnesota’s premier licensed and insured tree pruning experts.
Our certified arborists will evaluate your tree to determine which type of tree pruning service (tree trimming) is needed and why. Because our tree pruning service options are customized to your tree’s needs, we will examine the structure of your tree and develop a proposal that clearly itemizes costs. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experts who can answer your questions about tree pruning, and provide a free estimate.
Understanding tree pruning estimates
When comparing tree pruning estimates, consider the extent of the work proposed and make sure the services are well defined. Here are some common pruning terms:
- Crown Cleaning: Removal of large, dead branches and stubs only — anything 2” in diameter or larger
- Medium Pruning: Removal of medium-sized to large-sized dead branches and stubs — anything 1” in diameter or larger
- Fine Pruning: Removal of all small to large dead branches and stubs — anything 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 interfere with a structure, power line, or view
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