Tree Trimming Sanford



Tree trimming is a tree service activity made in reaction to a threat caused by a tree or good sized shrub. It goes without saying that a tree needs to be trimmed in the event that its limb or limbs block a highway or other public right of way. Where ever tree limbs represent a risk of destroying residential or commercial property, they should be cut and their removal effected. Trimming can also be used to change the shape of a tree for ornamental or cosmetic purposes.

Venn Diagram comparing tree trimming with tree pruning

Similar to pruning?

Trimming trees is comparable and yet just a bit distinct from pruning. As this Venn diagram shows, tree pruning is normally a lot more of a planned, purposeful practice necessitating surgical incisions in certain places on the tree and during specific times of the calendar year. The beneficial purpose of pruning is usually to boost the tree's health and/or its fecundity (fruit production). In truth, the 2 words are made use of quite often reciprocally so are interchangeable most of the time.

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Arborist trimming a palm tree

It is normally time to phone our team for a tree trimming service when anything like this happens:


  1. Your tree is swaying too near to electrical high-voltage lines. The City of Sanford has its fair share of thunderstorms and when a tree is wet it can attract an electrical arc from a power line from up to 10 feet away.
  2. Tree branches are hanging near to or scraping the exterior of your property.
  3. Bad weather is forecast and possible damage from falling tree branches concerns you.
  4. Your tree is looking untidy and you would like it to have a more attractive or unique appearance.
  5. Your next-door neighbor is telling you that your tree is towering above his backyard and hanging over the party fence blocking sunlight from reaching his plants.
  6. There are dead limbs falling from your tree but you don’t want to entertain complete tree removal.
  7. Your trees have not been trimmed within living memory.
  8. Your tree is literally way too enormous to trim on your own without needing a step ladder or other climbing hardware.

Reach out to us on the local telephone number on this page in order to chat with an arborist to go over your trimming work requirements. Our expert might stop by in case there's a substantial tree or group of trees affected.

We'll hand over a TOTALLY FREE competitive idea of expenses with regard to the requested task well before any work commences. This leaves our customers squarely in the driving seat which is exactly how they like it!

The one tree that our experts cannot trim is your Christmas Tree ... except if it is actually a live one of-course.

How to trim a tree without killing it

You may persuade yourself that you can trim your tree on your own. To be fair, if you possess a tree of modest proportions, doing this could be achievable IF you have the appropriate equipment, a little bit of knowledge, protective gear and if you make sure that the trimming work doesn’t necessitate you using a ladder to complete trimming of the upper branches. If you choose the DIY trimming route here are five of the main pitfalls to avoid along with some best practice tips:

  1. A stub is left where the branch has been cut off. Such stubs can allow decay since trees are unable to repair efficiently any isolated stub where the growing tip has been removed. Instead, you should cut close to the primary branch or trunk without touching the 'collar'. This is the part of the tree’s anatomy that joins a branch to the trunk or larger branch. It is sometimes seen as a slight bulge wrapped around the join and sometimes not.
  2. Cuts are too close to the main branch. Such pruning cuts (known as ‘flush cuts’) will certainly be sluggish to heal and foster rot leading to a weakness in the principal limb. Do not trim very close and damage the collar area. You should neither trim too close nor too far from the main branch.
  3. Cuts are too oblique to the direction of the tree branch and also bigger than necessary. Your pruning cut should be tidy and you ought to attempt to get the smallest cut face feasible. Otherwise, the cut will likely mend over a lot more slowly, requiring more energy which the tree could use elsewhere.
  4. Trees are sometimes cut back way too drastically. This practice is normally referred to as hatting or topping and can certainly stimulate weak growth in the event that it doesn't destroy the tree. Try to trim back no more than one quarter from the whole tree canopy in any 1 year. The practice of just leaving severely shortened main branches without any leafy branches remaining on the tree is outlawed by the City of Sanford with the promise that violators will suffer a heavy fine.
  5. The tree is way too big to cut. Unskilled individuals climbing sizable trees can easily and does bring about a very high danger of a personal accident and property damages underneath and about the tree. Simply don't ever do this - contact the experts.
man up ladder working on his own trees

How to trim a large tree without killing oneself

Simply say no! Call Tree Top Pros instead. Cutting a larger tree requires climbing hardware or even hydraulic bucket rigs or tracked lifting equipment. There is a huge likelihood of slipping off regular domestic ladders resulting in the primary reason for yard personal injuries and worse. Often people do not anticipate that when a large branch is cut from a tree it can fall in a completely unpredictable fashion. Such falling branches sometimes sweep the ladder from underneath unwitting tree trimmers leading to fall-type trauma and worse unfortunately. The climbing risk and the falling branch risk are compounded by having to handle sharp and dangerous cutting equipment whilst perilously balanced at height. It’s just not worth it.


How to trim a small tree

Utilizing practical experience as well as a few tips from arborists, you may do this by yourself for your compact trees. Our experts share a number of the essentials together with some top trimming methods within our independent feature here as well as inside our February Tree Care Diaries. Our company explains that the maximum length of commonly available tree-cutting products together with an adult’s reach approaches 30 feet in total. So any tree taller than this height definitely will require hazardous ladders and we never advise that you choose these in a tree when it comes to your own safety; we are aware of too many personal injuries both within and outside the tree care industry.  The first time you think of trimming a tree, get in touch with our local arborist and she will show you the best way how to prune ... as well as trim.

Trimming Permit

We understand the codes in the City of Sanford as they relate to trimming. No permits for this activity are required here but the following tree cutting methods are deemed unlawful by city administrators:
- topping
- poodle-cutting (similar to lion-tailing)
- excessive pruning or excess crown reduction


Telephone our company now regarding your tree service needs.

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