Tree Pruning & Tree Trimming Edmonton
Arbor Man Tree Care provides tree pruning services in Edmonton and surrounding areas. Tree Pruning is a frequent request by home and property owners for aesthetic reasons. However, tree pruning is essential to maintaining the health of trees and shrubs. Proper tree pruning is also vital to prevent any potential safety concerns caused by falling branches. In a natural forest setting, falling limbs help dislodge weak and unhealthy branches from other trees and their lower branches. All trees naturally cut off nutrients to under-productive branches through a process known as “Self-pruning.” Dead branches can take several years to fall away, creating a potential safety hazard for the property and people in the vicinity. We recommend having your trees pruned regularly.
Tree pruning provides an opportunity for healthy tree growth and allows space for branches to mature and receive adequate sunlight. Pruning also enables the wind to pass more freely through a tree, reducing the risk of branches breaking during a storm or high winds. A rubbing branch will either die or become an entry point for insects, disease, and decay. Tree pruning will help improve the tree’s overall health and reduce potential diseases, infections, or illnesses. Finally, qualified tree care professionals with the proper equipment should always do extensive tree pruning.
The Arbor Man team provides your trees with the professional, quality care they need to thrive and be healthy. To schedule your tree pruning appointment, please call us today!
Pruning Large Trees
Large tree pruning should get left to qualified tree care professionals with the proper equipment.
The Most Common Types of Pruning:
- Thinning the crown: Cutting selective branches on trees throughout the crown.
- Raising the crown: Removal of lower branches on mature trees.
- Cleaning the crown:Selective removal of dead, dying, and diseased wood from the crown.
Industry Standards for Pruning Trees
Recognized pruning standards as outlined by the International Society of Arborists (I.S.A.)
Class 1: Fine pruning
Fine pruning shall consist of removing dead, dying, diseased, decayed, interfering, objectionable, obstructing, and weak branches. It also thins the tree to lessen wind resistance. An occasional branch up to 1.25 cm (1/2 inch) in diameter, as described above, may remain within the leaf area where it is not practical to remove it.
Class 2: Standard pruning
Standard pruning shall include removing dead, dying, diseased, decayed, interfering, objectionable, obstructing, and weak branches. It also thins the tree to lessen wind resistance. An occasional branch up to 2.5 cm (1 inch) in diameter, as described above, may remain within the live area where it is not practical to remove it.
Class 3: Hazard pruning
Hazard pruning shall consist of removing dead, diseased, decayed, and weak branches 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter or greater.
Class 4: Crown reduction pruning
Crown reduction pruning shall consist of the reduction of tops, sides, or individual limbs. No more than 1/4 of the tree’s total area should get reduced during a single pruning operation.