Tree Trimming Kissimmee


Trimming Definition

Trimming trees is usually a specific, remedial measure taken in reaction to a danger caused by a tree or good-sized shrubbery. For example, a tree must definitely be cut back should a limb block a highway or even side-walk. While tree branches remain a threat to real estate, they will need to be cut down and also be taken away. Trimming can likewise happen in case that the overall shape of the tree needs sprucing up for aesthetic aims.

Venn Diagram comparing tree trimming with tree pruning

Pruning definition

It is comparable and yet a little different to pruning. Tree pruning is normally more of a considered action involving precise incisions at particular places on the tree and also over certain months of the season in order to enhance the tree's vigor or fruit production. Pruning is no longer a minor pastoral activity. It is widely recognized as a science which is vitally important to the health and vitality of the nation's urban tree canopy and commercial tree fruit farms. Accordingly, the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) created the ANSI A300 (part 1) Pruning 2017 standards. Any self-respecting tree care business will abide by their doctrine whilst pruning otherwise, the gentlest tree service can easily become a death sentence for your tree/s.

In actuality, however, the trimming and pruning expressions are used often reciprocally so the differences outlined above are a little academic outside the tree care industry.

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It is generally opportune to call our company for our tree trimming service as soon as ...

- Your tree is growing too near to electrical high-voltage lines

- Tree branches are hovering close to or even scraping the walls of your property

- You want a more desirable or different appearance for your tree

- Your next-door neighbor laments that your tree is blocking out the sun in his backyard and is demanding tree removal

- There are lifeless limbs dangling off your tree

- You learn that bad weather is on its way and you want to reduce potential damage caused to and by your trees.

- Your trees have not been trimmed within living memory

- Your tree is simply too extensive and tall to trim without a ladder or perhaps climbing gear

Telephone and talk to a qualified arborist today to discuss your trimming work. Our experts might stop by in case you have a substantial tree or a number of trees require attention.

Our staff will offer you a TOTALLY FREE, competitive estimate of costs for the required cutting services well before any kind of job commences. This keeps you safely in the driving seat which is definitely how our customers like it!

How to trim a tree without killing it

You may well be persuaded to trim a tree yourself. Assuming that you possess a small-sized tree, it might be practical IF you can find the appropriate equipment, a little bit of know-how, safety wearable’s and don't need a step ladder. It is tricky to condense years of learning and practical experience within a few sentences. Nevertheless, the top 5 trimming lapses our experts notice as well as just what to abstain from are detailed here within these tips:


  1. A stub is allowed to remain where the limb has been removed. Stubs will certainly allow decay because trees cannot repair them adequately. We recommend that, in line with ANSI A300 best practice, you should trim closer to the main tree branch or trunk without damaging the 'collar'. The collar is the junction between the trunk (or main branch) and the branch you wish to remove. Sometimes it is visible and other times it is not.
  2. A flush cut is made – A flush cut is where the trimming cut has been made too close to the main branch in line with the surface of the same branch. Such cuts are known to damage the tree because such exposed surfaces will be slow to mend and foster rot or pest infection leading to a weakness in the principal limb.
  3. Trimming cuts are very inclined towards the direction of the principal tree branch and larger than necessary. Your trimming wound must be clean and you ought to aim for the minimum cut face area attainable. Otherwise, the wound will likely repair over much more gradually, requiring additional energy which the tree could certainly make use of in other parts of the tree.
  4. Trees are often pruned way too much. This practice is sometimes termed topping or hatting or hat-racking or lion-tailing (or rooster-tailing when palm trees suffer from being over-pruned). They all promote weak growth and foster infection and invasive damage which leads to the tree’s early demise. As such, over-pruning is a false economy. Best practice is to cut no more than 25% out from the whole tree canopy in any one year. Kissimmee city goes a step further and insists that no more than one-fifth of the tree’s canopy is removed in any one growing season.
  5. The tree is too sizable to trim. Unskilled folks climbing enormous trees can easily and does cause a very high risk of an accident as well as property damage underneath and around the tree. Simply never do this - contact the professionals. Call Tree Top Pros.
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How to trim a large tree without killing oneself

Just say no! Call Up Tree Top Pros instead.

Clipping a larger tree requires climbing related equipment or even bucket trucks or compact tracked lifts. There a substantial likelihood of slipping from normal domestic ladders leading to a major reason for garden traumas and even worse. The branches of bigger trees are, well, much larger and much heavier. They have the ability to knock out any climbing gear and can and do sweep away the ladder which is holding you up. This is actually the next area of substantial danger and it really isn’t worth it. The third area of risk of trimming a tall tree is the inherent danger of handling dangerous cutting equipment such as chain-saws at height.

How to trim a small tree

By using a little repetition as well as some tips directly from arborists, you should be able to do this yourself for your small trees. We point out a number of the basics and also trimming top practices within our post here as well as within our February Tree Care Diaries. Here, our company discusses the tallest height of commonly available tree-cutting equipment assisted by your own height and reach which totals to about 30 feet in all. It means that any tree higher than 30 feet will definitely require unsafe ladders and our staff do not encourage you choose these to climb up a tree for your own personal health and safety. Our staff has seen and knows about way too many personal injuries from DIY trimming heroes. The first time that you contemplate trimming, call our local arborist and they'll show you how to prune ... or trim safely.

Tree Trimming Permit

Plenty of local towns demand that people obtain a pruning permit well before work starts on your tree, especially if it's situated inside a business or industrial area or sited within a shared community area. Many state counties go a step further and need a before and after inspection. We understand the policies and rules in your local area and can easily advise you as needed. Alternatively, our staff can easily take care of the application form for you if you wish.


Telephone us now regarding all your tree service needs.

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