Tree Pruning

Tree Pruning

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Our process

In general, pruning dead wood and small branches can be done at any time of year. Depending on the species, many temperate plants and trees can be pruned either during dormancy in winter, or, for species where winter frost can harm a recently pruned plant, after flowering is completed.

The pruning of any dead wood off of any species of tree promotes new and healthy growth. We provide what is referred to in arboriculture as Class 1-3 trims.

Class 1

  • Removal of all deadwood (approx. up to 95%)
  • Raise canopy where necessary
  • Removal of ball moss (approx. 80-90%)
  • Structural clearance where necessary
  • Removal of water sprouts (new shoots) where necessary
  • Removal of crossing limbs (limbs that rub against each other, causing damage)
  • Removal of diseased or decaying limbs

Class 2

  • Removal of larger deadwood, size range between 2-8 inches
  • Structural clearance
  • Removal of diseased or decaying limbs (2-5 inches)
  • Choice pruning on limbs applying pressure to one another, leaving the most viable limb

Class 3

  • Addressing the customer’s concerns, taking care of what they called us out for

Frequently Asked Questions

Best Season to Prune

Late fall through early winter is typically best, as the tree goes dormant and the vascular system is less active.

Oak Wilt Prevention

We are knowledgeable in and practice Oak Wilt prevention. Central Texas has the most unique Live Oak grove in the world. The precautions we take are 1) Recommending to trim during optimal Oak pruning seasons (i.e. winter or summer). 2) Disinfecting our equipment (i.e. blades and saws coming in contact with tree) prior to any Oak trimming. 3) Spray with latex paint all cuts nickel size and above.

Worst Season to Prune

Spring is the most unsafe time to prune any live tree due to high insect activity and extreme energy being exerted by the tree. However, we know that in some instances pruning is necessary and can't be avoided. We will provide free assessments for your tree care plan.