Tree Trimming Palm Bay


Trimming Definition

Tree trimming is normally a remedial activity in reaction to a threat caused by a tree or sizable shrubbery. By way of example, a tree should be trimmed back should a limb impede a highway or path, an action which is mandated by Palm Bay City administration. Where ever tree boughs are in threat of endangering property, these need to be cut down and cleared away. Trimming may also be required in case the owner wants the entire appearance of the tree to be adjusted for aesthetic ideas in mind.

Venn Diagram comparing tree trimming with tree pruning

Pruning Definition

As you can see from our Venn diagram, trimming is fairly similar and yet slightly distinct to pruning. Tree pruning is normally more of a planned, deliberate practice entailing surgical cuts at specific places on the tree and also at particular times of the year in order to boost the tree's physical condition or fruitfulness. But very often trimming and pruning are used reciprocally, rendering any differences largely irrelevant.

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You should call us for our tree trimming service every time…


  • Your tree is reaching too near to electricity high-voltage lines
  • There are dead branches falling from your tree
  • Your trees haven't been trimmed in the past
  • Your tree is literally too large to trim in the absence of a step ladder or perhaps climbing gear
  • Storms are coming and you're worried about damage to your trees and damage that might be caused by them
  • Tree limbs are overhanging close to or scraping the roof of your property
  • You want to have a more desirable or unique shape for your tree
  • Your next-door neighbor is complaining that your tree is looming over his side of the garden fence

Phone our team and talk with an accredited arborist so as to discuss your trimming job. Our team may stop by if it is a substantial tree or maybe several of trees affected.

We'll give you a TOTALLY FREE, reasonable estimate of charges for the tree trimming service before any job starts. This leaves you firmly in the driving seat which is how our customers want it!

How to trim a tree without killing it

You might just be persuaded to trim a tree by yourself. In case you possess a small-sized tree, doing this may well be achievable IF you can get your hands on the right tools, a little bit of know-how, you put on protective wearable's and you do not put up or climb up a ladder. It's tricky to encapsulate many years of training as well as experience in a couple glib sentences. Nevertheless, several of the frequent trimming slips our team see as well as what to abstain from are outlined beneath within these 4 tips:

  1. A stub is allowed to remain where the branch has been cut off. Such stubs do attract rot because trees can not heal these effectively. Alternately, trim close to the larger branch or trunk without injuring the 'collar'. Don't cut too close as any damage to the area where the two branches join (the collar) will certainly be sluggish to cure, Furthermore, it could encourage rot to develop leading to a weakness in the primary branch.
  2. Cuts are way too oblique to the direction of the tree branch and also bigger than needed. Your pruning wound needs to be clean and you have to try for the smallest-sized cut face possible. If you don't, the cut will heal over a lot more slowly, demanding additional energy which the tree could certainly make use of in other areas.
  3. Trees are cut back way too radically. This is usually termed topping or hatting or lion-tailing and can stimulate poor, fleshy growth supposing that it does not kill the tree. Try to crop no more than 25% from the entire tree canopy in any one year.
  4. The tree's excessively big to trim. Unqualified folks climbing sizable trees can easily and does bring about a strong risk of a personal accident along with property breakage underneath and about the tree. Simply never do it - contact the specialists.
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How to trim a large tree without killing yourself

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Clipping a larger tree involves climbing related equipment or hydraulic bucket rigs, otherwise you can’t reach the higher branches. There a huge chance of tumbling off regular home ladders resulting in a major reason for back yard accidental injuries and even worse. What is often overlooked is that the branches of bigger trees, when cut, can fall unpredictably. When falling in a seemingly random direction, they have the ability to knock out any climbing gear and can and do sweep away the very ladder which is carrying the trimmer aloft.

The third hazardous aspect of DIY trimming of a larger tree is when you are trying to man-handle dangerous cutting equipment like chainsaws whilst balancing precariously on a ladder. The risks of self-harm far outweigh the benefit of a few dollars saved.


How to trim a small tree

Through practical experience and some tips from arborists, you should be able to do this type of tree cutting work by yourself for your smaller scale trees. Our company points out several of the fundamentals and also trimming best practices in our separate feature here on the topic and in our February Tree Care Diaries. Our experts indicate the maximum reach of commonly available tree-cutting products together with your own reach should total approximately 30 feet. Any tree taller than this definitely will need hazardous ladders and our company don't encourage that you employ these in a tree in the interest of your own safety. We've seen and heard of too many unfortunate incidents. The first time that you contemplate trimming trees, contact our local arborist and they'll show you tips on how to prune ... as well as how to trim.

Trimming Permit

Numerous local municipalities ask that you seek a tree pruning permit prior to work commencing on your tree, particularly if it is situated inside a business or industrial area or even found within a shared community location. Several counties go even further and demand a before and after assessment. We know the policies and procedures in your local area and can easily guide you accordingly.

Luckily for residents, Palm Bay City do not require you obtain a permit before you start pruning trees. However, if you intend to trim a tree so severely that only thick bare trunks remain, a practice called topping or hat-racking, then you’ll need a tree removal permit as the tree may be classed as ‘destroyed’ by city officials.


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Palm Bay, FL

(321) 203-0322




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