Trimming trees is an art with a number of purposes – safety, tree health, and aesthetics. No matter what kind of tree, or how high it is we know exactly what and where to trim as well as having the equipment to reach the right level and work safely without posing a risk to nearby property or passers by. Tree trimming is an essential part of maintaining healthy and good looking trees, and we are happy to provide tree trimming services for properties large and small.
Reasons to Trim Trees
Trees may need trimming because they’re getting in the way and threatening utility lines, or growing at head height, or coming too close to windows. They may need trimming because they’re looking unshapely and out of proportion. Or they may need trimming because it will improve their growth pattern, help them to fruit, or avoid rubbing branches that may cause older limbs to fail and fall. If you think your tree needs trimming then it probably does, call us in to take a look. Some tree trimming is best done in certain seasons; much trimming, as well as all pruning, is best done in the tree’s dormant season but we will be more than happy to advise you on whether trees need trimming right now or whether it would be better to wait a little.
Pruning vs Trimming
The difference between pruning and trimming is that trimming is mostly about managing the shape and size of a tree while pruning is a type of trimming that is all about encouraging the tree’s growth. Pruning may be necessary, for example, to encourage a fruiting tree to fruit more abundantly, or start fruiting when it has otherwise stopped. Pruning is normally seasonal and there is a best time of year for pruning trees whereas most trimming can be done year round.
Tree Trimming Styles
Some trimming is self-evident; like lopping a branch that has grown too long and is encroaching on something or somewhere you would rather it wasn’t. Others require a little more explanation. Crown raising is where the lower hanging branches are causing a problem for pedestrians or other access. There are guidelines on how much of a living crown can be cut away in one go, so we will advise you on how much can safely be cut away without damaging the health of the tree. Crown thinning is where we reduce the density of the tree’s crown and in the process improve airflow which can be beneficial to the tree’s growth.
Tree Trimming Techniques
We know which branches can and which branches should not be cut and we typically employ the three cut technique to manage the trimming so that we trim exactly the right amount and control exactly when and where the branches will fall. That’s why you call in the professionals; to be one hundred per cent sure that the work will be done neatly and as you wanted with no risk to the tree, your property, or any passers by.
Hear What Our Customers Say....
"We use Jupiter Tree and Stump to keep the trees on our grounds healthy and out of the way of sidewalks and power lines. Very happy with their services. "
"It wasn’t even a bad storm and we didn’t pay much attention – until the sound of a crash and smashing glass shocked us into action. Fortunately Jupiter Tree and Stump were reassuring and totally professional, turning up in the middle of the storm to remove what turned out to be a fallen branch. They patched the dislodged roof shingles and fixed up the window and came back when the storm was over to tidy up and remove the other weak branches of the tree before they caused trouble. We’re so glad we called."
"Jupiter Tree and Stump ground out all the stumps in our yard and finally we have a lawn like a pool table."