Tree Pruning & Tree Trimming Edmonton
Arbor Man Tree Care provides tree pruning services in Edmonton and surrounding areas. Tree Pruning is a frequent request for aesthetic reasons by home and property owners. However, tree pruning is an essential part of 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 own lower branches. All trees naturally cut off nutrients to under-productive branches through a process known as “Self-pruning.” It can take several years for dead branches 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 provides 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 in improving the tree’s overall health. Pruning also reduces potential diseases, infections, or illnesses. Finally, extensive tree pruning should always be done by qualified tree care professionals with proper equipment.
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 trees pruning should be left to qualified tree care professionals with 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 the removal of dead, dying, disease, 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 consist of the removal of 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 the removal of dead, diseased, decayed and obviously 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 be reduced during a single pruning operation.