Tree Trimming Port St. Lucie


Trimming Definition

Tree trimming is generally a tactical practice in reaction to a threat brought on by a tree or substantial shrubbery. For example, a tree must be trimmed when its limb/s obstruct a roadway or perhaps walkway. Where ever tree branches are a threat to real estate, they ought to be cut and cleared away. It might also be necessary if ever the general shape of the tree needs improving for cosmetic ideas in mind.

Venn Diagram comparing tree trimming with tree pruning

Pruning definition

Trimming is really comparable but slightly distinct to pruning. Tree pruning is much more of a scheduled, predetermined activity calling for surgical incisions at particular positions on the tree and at specific times of the season in order to strengthen the tree's health or fecundity. In truth, however, these terms are made used in a reciprocal fashion quite often.

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When you should ask us to trim your trees

It is opportune to call our company for a professional tree trimming service if anything like this happens on your property:

  1. Your tree is growing way too near electricity high-voltage lines. Keep well clear of such trees especially if it’s raining.
  2. Tree boughs are hanging close to or even scraping the outside of your home
  3. You wish to have a more pleasing or different appearance for your tree
  4. Your next-door neighbor is moaning that your tree is looming over hers garden
  5. There are dead limbs swinging off your tree
  6. Bad weather is on its way and you’re concerned about storm damage to trees on your plot
  7. Your trees haven't actually been trimmed in memory
  8. Your tree is way too massive to trim without a step ladder or climbing gear

Telephone Tree Top Pros in order to chat with a certified arborist so he can review your trimming work. He may well drop by in case it is a substantial tree or perhaps group of trees affected.

Our staff will then provide you a FREE, affordable estimation of costs for the agreed services well before any job begins. Doing this leaves you safely in the driving seat which is definitely how our customers like it!

The only thing our staff aren't able to assist our customers with is trimming your Christmas Tree ... except if it is actually a live one of-course.

How to trim a tree without killing it

You may well be tempted to trim a tree by yourself. If you own a small tree, doing this may be feasible IF you have suitable equipment, a little knowledge, protective wearable’s and don't need to climb a ladder to execute the trim. It is difficult to summarize decades of knowledge as well as experience within a few short sentences. Nonetheless, 4 of the most common trimming mistakes that our staff encounter and also what to refrain from are laid out here within these tips:

  1. A stub is left behind just where the tree limb has been removed. Such stubs can allow decay because trees can not heal these adequately. Instead, cut close to the primary branch or trunk without harming the 'collar'. Do not trim very close as it will be sluggish to recover and encourage rot leading to a weakness in the main limb.
  2. Trees are sometimes being trimmed back too dramatically. This is usually termed topping or hat-racking or hatting and will spur the tree to produce poor, weak & fleshy branches from the cut areas, that’s if the practice doesn’t kill the tree outright. Aim to cut no more than a quarter from the entire tree canopy within any 1 year. Otherwise, you may be faced with dead tree removal.
  3. Cuts are made sometimes very oblique to the direction of the branch and bigger than necessary. Your trimming wound must be tidy and you must try for the smallest cut face attainable. If you don't, the cut will definitely heal over a lot more gradually, demanding more energy that the tree could certainly make use of elsewhere.
  4. The tree's too size-able to trim. Unqualified and inexperienced ‘have-a-go’ individuals climbing up large trees can and does lead to a high risk of a personal accident and property damages below and about the tree. Just never do this - call the specialists.
man up ladder working on his own trees

How to trim a large tree without killing yourself

Just say no! Call Tree Top Pros as a much safer alternative. Pruning a big tree necessitates climbing related equipment or vans with hydraulic bucket lifts. There is a substantial chance of falling off standard domestic ladders leading to a leading cause of backyard injuries and even worse. If you want to frighten yourself, just search in Google with the phrase ‘man killed trimming tree’ and review the many pages and pages of sad news articles. Some of the bizarre causes of death even include suffocation when untrained homeowners try to trim palm trees. The palm fronds can weigh hundreds of pounds each and can pin the would-be trimmer against the palm tree trunk leaving him unable to move at best and squeeze the air out from his lungs at worse.
Returning to the majority of injuries for a moment, the second area of major risk (apart from unbalancing and falling off the ladder at height) comes when the branch is cut. The branches of large trees are larger as well as heavier. Because they often have an irregular shape they can fall in a completely unexpected direction; at the point they have the momentum to compromise any climbing gear and can and do seep away the ladder that's carrying you aloft.

Instead call Tree Top Pros. We’re trained to change the risk level when trimming trees from extremely hazardous to a level which is still dangerous but manageable.


How to trim a small tree

With a few pointers from an arborist and the chance to rehearse your new-found knowledge preferably with hands-on coaching, you may do this type of work yourself for your small-sized trees. Our company experts share some of the basic principles together with optimal trimming practices in our recent post here and in our February Tree Care Diaries. We calculate that the highest trimming reach that an average-height man can achieve with the use of commonly available tree-cutting equipment e.g. pole saws corresponds to about 30 feet. So any tree higher than thirty to thirty five feet will certainly require ladders. If you’ve read the paragraph above you will know that our staff does not recommend that you make use of ladders in a tree for the sake of your own safety. Our team have seen and heard of way too many mishaps. The first time that you think about trimming, phone our district arborist and they'll will demonstrate to you the best way how to prune … or trim.

Tree Trimming Permit

Numerous local districts ask that you obtain a pruning permit in advance of work commences on your tree, especially in case it's situated within a business or industrial locality or even found within a shared community location. Some state counties go a step further and require a before and after trimming inspection. Our company knows the rules and codes at locations within and around Port St. Lucie and so can easily advise you as needed. Alternatively, our team is able to handle the permit application on your behalf if you wish, if its needed in your case.


Get in touch with our company now for all your tree service needs.

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Tree Top Pros

Port St. Lucie, FL

(772) 774-7796




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