Tree Pruning at Timber Works
Although some use the terms interchangeably, tree pruning and trimming refer to separate services. These options entail the same equipment and—to a non-professional—appear to involve the same steps. However, their distinctive goals demand that customers understand the purposes of each to ensure property owners ask for the correct service.
Whether you require tree trimming or tree pruning services, turn to Timber Works for professional, cost-effective results. Our expert arborists will protect the health of your trees and property using their ample first-hand experience and cutting-edge tools. We guarantee project safety and complete customer satisfaction with all our service options.
Within our industry, tree pruning refers to the removal of dead, damaged, or weak tree parts—such as branches or trunk segments—to improve their hosts’ health. This process can have immediate and long-term benefits: preventing damage from falling limbs, halting the spread of diseases and pests, improving trees’ structure, and more. Successful pruning requires experience and proper equipment, as neglect and over-pruning can kill trees.
Tree trimming differs from pruning primarily in that it aims to improve a tree’s appearance. Generally, service professionals trim off extra branches (or branch growth) to achieve consistent shape and size. Proper trimming also encourages a tree’s overall foliage growth, as removing some branches allows that tree to focus its resources on the remainder. In this way, trimming can improve a tree’s overall appearance and structure.
Despite their differences, these services share a few features. For example, winter is the best time for tree pruning and trimming because no foliage will obscure coniferous trees’ cracks, defects, or deadwood. Furthermore, trees are dormant (not actively growing) during the winter, so these services cause less moisture loss than in other seasons. Finally, tree pruning tools are also used for tree trimming.
We mentioned that successful pruning requires experience. But this point raises a question: How does one train in tree pruning, and what guidelines do they follow? Timber Works team members can learn and practice pruning on our job sites with careful guidance, but they and their mentors follow protocols set by the American National Standards Institute.
The ANSI A300 pruning standards determine the tools and cutting techniques that tree professionals can use during services. They also create a baseline on which we and other providers can build our project estimates, ensuring that customers receive the best services for the best prices.
The ANSI A300 standards prohibit certain pruning practices, including:
Besides our expertise and wealth of knowledge, Timber Works offers many benefits that make our team ideal for your tree pruning needs. First, our team is licensed, insured, and covered by Workers’ Compensation. Working with an insured tree company gives customers protection should an accident occur. An uninsured company may seek damages from property owners to cover an employee’s medical costs; Timber Works avoids such a dilemma to protect crew members and customers.
Our experience also makes our services cost-effective. For example, we can cut trees and branches so that they avoid causing property damage. Whereas DIY pruning damages fall squarely on property owners, professional pruning evades the issue entirely. Our team delivers top-notch results from the get-go, so you need not correct errors.
Timber Works aims to deliver outstanding results and customer service on every project. You can rely on us for tree pruning services that protect and beautify your property. Call (540) 692-9606 today to lock in a service appointment or schedule a free project consultation and estimate!
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