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Tree Pruning

Serving Marin County and the Bay Area

Tree Pruning and Trimming Services

Having trees on your property can be an incredible enhancement. Not only are trees aesthetically pleasing, they can lower power usage by providing shade in summer months, and add significantly to property value when well maintained. As a tree matures, it needs to be put on a regular tree pruning schedule to keep it healthy, safe, and growing beautifully. 

Treemasters has been proudly offering tree pruning services to the home and business owners of Marin County since 1987, and our experts are ready to help whether you have one tree or many.

Tree pruning services by Treemasters in San Rafael and the Bay Area
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Tree Daylighting Services

Tree branches can quickly become overgrown depriving the surrounding area of crucial sunlight. Tree daylighting services help solve this and safeguard the overall health of your property.

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View Enhancement

Are your scenic views hidden behind a curtain of overgrown trees and foliage? We can help. We are dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of your landscape while enhancing your outdoor experience. 

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Is Tree Pruning Important?

A pruning schedule is best when started from a sapling age. As the tree matures, the training it received early on will help keep it healthy and thus more resistant to pest infestation, disease, and storm damage. This also helps to avoid the larger costs of excessive pruning necessary when a tree has become dangerously overgrown or unhealthy. 

Some of the benefits of regular pruning are:

  • Hazard Avoidance/Property Protection: Removing dead, damaged/diseased, or overgrown branches keeps your property – and anyone on your property – safe from potential harm. Regular pruning reduces risk during unpredictable storms, as well as fire season – something we’re all too familiar with here in California. 
  • Tree Health: Arborists are expertly trained to recognize and diagnose any issue your tree may be experiencing. Oftentimes, a tree can look fully intact to the untrained eye, yet harbor dangers beneath the bark, in the roots, and hidden in the foliage. Having your tree/trees regularly assessed by an expert will ensure that your tree is in the best health possible.
  • Code Adherence/Structure Clearance: Trees have the potential to grow branches over roofs, sidewalks, parking areas, and utility lines. Tree pruning not only improves visibility, but also ensures lowered liability of branches falling onto your home or business structure, or more. If you have an HOA or are concerned about staying within city codes, calling in the experts will give you peace of mind while taking the best care of your tree. 
  • Landscaping: Dense branches can reduce sunlight access, and the reception of that can vary depending on where the tree is planted. Regular pruning will ensure that your property maintains its curb appeal while optimizing the benefits of sunlight and shade.

Tree Trimming for Homes, Businesses, and More

Looking to enhance the appearance of your property by trimming and shaping your trees? Need to remove potential safety hazards before they can cause damage or injury? Look no further than Treemasters! We have proudly served homeowners, commercial properties, and municipalities across the Marin County region for over 35 years. Our ISA-certified arborists know the best techniques for maintaining beauty and longevity, so you can rest assured that your trees are in good hands. To learn more about how we can assist you, get in touch today!

Tree Pruning FAQs

Tree trimming can be a challenging and potentially dangerous task, which is why you should leave pruning to the professionals.

In the modern age of internet access, so many skills are available for those of us with extra time to learn. While it may seem cost effective, we strongly caution against pruning a tree yourself. Our arborists are expertly trained in the safety requirements for, and equipped with, the most environmentally safe tools for the job.

Specialized equipment, such as chainsaws, for pruning should be left to a professional arborist. Improper use can not only cause bodily injury, but you may unwittingly damage your tree, or worse kill it.

Overgrown trees can be a hazard. Long, heavy branches are more susceptible to breaking during storms and other harsh weather conditions. These breaking branches can put you and your property at risk of injury. Dense trees can produce prime areas for pests and diseases. Keeping your tree healthy and safe with regular pruning is recommended by Treemasters for many reasons.

The presence of dead, damaged, or diseased limps poses a hazard to you and your property. These limbs need to be removed immediately. Cutting too many branches can weaken a tree leaving it more susceptible to infestation and disease, stunting its growth, and leading to long-term health issues it may never recover from. Trusting an expert means never worrying if the wrong – or too many -branches have been removed.

Topping is the trend of chopping off the highest portions of new limb growth back to larger branches; usually in order to reduce the size of the tree. Many people believe that by reducing the height of a tree by topping, they are reducing the hazard to their property, when in fact they are creating a larger hazard. Topping can reduce foliage needed by the tree to produce food, causing the tree to weaken and become more susceptible to pests and disease, potentially leading to limb failure and tree death. Topping is not an acceptable method of tree pruning, and is not recommended.

Many people use “tree pruning” and “tree trimming” interchangeably, but there is a difference. While both are essential practices for good tree health, tree trimming and tree pruning serve different purposes.

Tree pruning is undertaken for a tree’s health. It requires a good deal of planning and precision as our goal is to remove branches selectively in order to improve the tree’s overall structure and encourage vitality. We consider factors like sunlight and air circulation and how these might affect the tree’s long-term growth.

Tree trimming is often undertaken for safety or aesthetics. Overgrown tree branches that encroach on structures or powerlines are a safety hazard. Similarly, unkempt trees can be unsightly and clash with your landscaping. Tree trimming usually involves cutting away branches that are growing in undesirable directions. It’s less invasive than tree pruning, and a bigger part of routine tree maintenance.

The experts at Treemasters  have been caring for the trees in our community for over 35 years, dedicated to integrity and environmental responsibility. Our arborists are I.S.A. certified and the first of our kind to receive Green Certification.

Arborist Tree Pruning Services

Proper tree pruning is essential for maintaining healthy, safe, and visually appealing trees. However, it can be a tricky process that involves specialized equipment, techniques, and plant-related knowledge. For the best results with your tree trimming service, you can count on the certified arborists at Treemasters! Our highly experienced team knows how to get beautiful results that center around the long-term health and safety of your trees, so you can rest assured that your property is set up for sustainable success. To learn more or schedule your pruning service, call us today!

Tree pruning by Treemasters in San Rafael and the Bay Area

Tree Pruning in San Rafael and the North Bay Area

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