Mesa Trees

Trimming and pruning trees is not all science. It takes skill to create a beautiful and aesthetically pleasing result. This is a learned process that takes specialized training, an artistic eye balanced with a knowledge of structural integrity and plant health. 
We have the specialized equipment, experience and knowledge to make sure the tree is not damaged when creating a work of beauty while also removing any dead, diseased or dangerous limbs. 
Don’t leave this to landscape maintenance workers. They typically do not have the training to do this properly and can adversely effect the health of the tree. This can show up later when the tree is stressed from our intense summer heat, lack of proper irrigation and when we get those winter freezes.

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Gilbert Tree Service

Not All Tree Trimmers Make The Cut

It is important that the tree trimming is done correctly. There are a list of tree trimming cuts that should be done correctly.

  • Crown Thinning
  • Crown Lift
  • Crown Reduction

It is important to remove select branches and limbs. Over trimming can kill a tree or substantially reduce its ability to flourish and live a long time.

Our experienced tree trimmers and tree pruners know how best to select the right tree branches for removal. They are extremely careful to make sure the cuts do not damage the tree or the tree bark. Any deadwood should be removed and our skilled tree cutters know what is dead and alive and how best to prune the tree branches so the tree has the best chance to thrive.

Every cut to a tree is a wound and should be done selectively. Our arborists and trimmers take many factors into account before making any cuts. They will take an overall view of the tree and it’s balance. Then they will carefully select which tree limbs to remove. The tree branch removal will be done in the best order to create the least stress on the tree and produce the least amount of debris.

The tree will look nice and balanced when done and the limbs and branches that need to be removed are carefully cleared from the area so as to not cause any damage. We leave your trees looking beautiful and symmetric. We don’t recommend unbalancing a tree to the extreme as that can lead to the tree falling. As you are aware the Arizona monsoons can knock over even large trees.

Falling tree branches during a tree trimming process are managed with skill. We often use ropes and pulleys to lower branches if there is any chance of damage from their falling.

Tree Pruning in one of the Top 5 Safest Cities - Gilbert Arizona

What is the difference between tree trimming and tree pruning? While they are similar, tree pruning is usually referring to removing smaller tree branches.

Oftentimes, it is possible for the homeowner to prune lower tree limbs with a pair of loppers. It does not always make sense to hire a professional tree care crew to do this. But, when the tree branches are high and numerous it does make sense to hire an arborist.

Gilbert is an old enough city that many trees have matured and grown to great heights that can be dangerous to work at. It makes sense to use professionals with the right tree climbing gear and skills.

Our tree climbers have years of experience and training so they know what to do and how to trim the trees for the best results. Remember that many desert trees also have thorns which can be very dangerous to a persons health while selectively cutting tree branches.

It is not an uncommon sight to find a tree where the landscape maintenance crew “striped” the tree bark when they trimmed a tree branch. This happens because they did not first make an undercut on the bottom of the tree limb closer to the trunk of the limb to be removed.

It is necessary to make a shallow cut closer to where the limb originates from on the bottom of the limb first. Then, if the limb starts to fall, which it will, before the final cut is done the bark will not tear down the trunk or main branch left behind.

Not only does this look bad it creates a wound in the tree for pests and parasites to enter.  So along with the wound there is now a greater probability of an infestation of some sort that can further damage the tree.


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