Tree Removal Pruning & Trimming


Good tree service companies focus on the care of the customer's trees; therefore, pruning is the primary work of such companies, not removal. Unfortunately, some tree service companies misinform their customers, telling them a tree is hazardous and needs to be removed. Arborists, like doctors, desire to do whatever can be done to maintain the health of the trees and thus removal is usually the least desirable course of action.

Well pruned trees are healthier trees, and often certain branches should be removed in order to make the trees safer. Arborists can detect trees that display signs of cavity rot or weak joint structures that are likely to fail in a storm situation. It is far better to remove questionable branches in a controlled situation than risk failure during a windstorm.

An arborist can help decide whether or not a tree should be removed. Many aggressive tree service companies encourage removals when such action is not necessary. It is often wise to get a second opinion when the first company suggests removing a tree. Although tree removal is a last resort, there are circumstances when it is necessary. Arborists have the skills and equipment to safely and efficiently remove trees.

More information about Pruning and Trimming and Removals and City Removal Regulations.