Tree Pruning

Structural and Maintenance Tree Pruning in Chester County, PA


Why Do We Prune Trees?

Tree pruning services are extremely beneficial for your trees and property. At Boot Road Tree Service we recommend scheduling routine service to keep your trees healthy and growing properly year-round.

Regular tree pruning and trimming services are necessary to:

  • Get rid of broken, dead or sagging branches.
  • Give the tree a structured, well-manicured shape.
  • Promote healthy growth and prevent overgrowth.

Pruning your trees has many different benefits in addition to keeping them healthy and strong. Proper tree pruning can enhance the look of the trees and improve your property value. Sometimes it’s necessary to cut off large, heavy branches or remove diseased limbs to help your tree recover and make it more disease-resistant. Proper pruning can also help avoid falling branches that can cause damage to you or your property.

The tree experts at Boot Road Tree Service understand how to properly prune each tree based on the size, type and location of the tree. Some common reasons for pruning are:

  • Removal of dead, diseased, or broken branches for risk mitigation
  • Providing clearance with houses, over driveways, and around other landscape plants or any other area of conflict
  • Structural pruning of young trees to help minimize or correct defects while the tree is small and to promote a strong structure as it grows
  • Pruning to establish or preserve a view/line of sight
  • Proper pruning to prevent extra damage from falling limbs during heavy winds or bad storms
  • Reduction pruning of mature trees to selectively reduce length and weight to reduce the risk of large limb failure

Maintenance leads to healthier trees

Maintaining your trees with regular tree pruning or trimming can keep them healthy and safe. If you are not sure when the last time you had your trees pruned, it’s probably been too long. Call or contact us today to schedule a free tree pruning estimate.

Prune dormant trees during winter to promote strong springtime growth; conversely, cut branches in the summer if your goal is to “dwarf” development. 

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Types of Tree Pruning

Structural Pruning
A good way to ensure a healthy, strong crown is to prune a tree when it is young. Young tree pruning corrects co-dominant leaders, weak angles of branch attachment, and gives a tree a much better chance of surviving a storm event later on in its life.

Crowd Thinning
Crown thinning is an essential tree pruning procedure that removes smaller, weaker limbs from the tops of your trees. This opens up the tree canopy, allowing more air and light penetration to the branches and leaves below. Crown thinning also lightens larger limbs’ loads, lowering the risk of losing bigger branches in a spring thunderstorm.

Dead Pruning
Removing dead, dying, or diseased branches is an essential part of having trees on your property. Dead pruning not only removes infected limbs, but also improves the appearance of your trees, instantly boosting your property’s curb appeal. Removing all of the dead branches lowers the risk of injury to you and your home.

Maintenance Pruning
Maintenance pruning is needed when trees are too close to houses, drooping over parking spaces, or have limbs too low to walk under. This type of pruning is typically done on a two-to-three year cycle.

Rely on the Experts at Boot Road Tree Service

Tree pruning can be a difficult and time-consuming task for homeowners, especially if the branches are out of reach or if you do not have the proper tools Don’t risk trying to do it yourself, let the professionals at Boot Road Tree Service take care of it for you.

Our goal is to give homeowners complete peace of mind when it comes to the appearance and health of their trees.