Tree Pruning and Trimming Services in Vancouver, WA
Frontier’s knowledgeable and professional crews, led by an ISA Certified Arborist, will keep your trees vital, attractive, and productive. We know when to correctly prune different species of trees, and we won’t over-prune. Typically no more than 25% of a tree’s canopy should be removed at one time, or less for more mature trees. You can rely on our expert advice to guide you to the best care for your trees.
Tree Trimming & Pruning Services We Offer:
We thin trees to reduce excess weight on the end of branches and to enhance their ability to withstand storms. This is particularly important for large Pacific Northwest trees. Wind can catch on dense-foliage branches, exerting pressure upon them like wind catching a sail. Large branches can potentially break during high winds and storms due to these high pressures. Thinning allows the wind to pass through the foliage. Pruning to thin the tree crown also allows light to penetrate the canopy and reach the inner, lower leaves, as well as plants growing beneath the tree. Thinning also increases air circulation throughout the canopy, which helps to discourage diseases such as powdery mildew and leaf rusts and enhances the ability of its leaves to take in carbon dioxide.
Tree Hazard Pruning
Reducing the weight on the end of branches also enhances their ability to withstand storms. Often it is this excess weight that can cause branches to break. Tree hazard pruning also diverts trees from the path of utility lines and clears obstructed views for drivers.
If a tree hasn’t received any professional care for some time, it could be in need of some clean up. Our crew will come in and remove dead, dying, and diseased branches. We also remove or reduce any limbs with reduced vigor or weak attachments. Frontier Tree also assesses your tree for structural integrity and will remove any branches that cross through the center of the tree or compete with another branch. Following these principles will ensure a nice, open canopy and reduce the potential for diseases and storm damage.
We prune to remove the lower branches of the tree for clearance. This allows for more space for pedestrians or vehicles to pass by, increased air circulation, and more room for shady plants to grow underneath.
Sometimes trees need to be reduced in size. Bad pruning techniques such as “topping” can seek to address the same need but to the great detriment of the health and beauty of the tree. Reduction instead seeks to reduce the size of the tree without compromising tree health by reducing main leading branches back to lower side branches. This technique is needed when the tree has become too big for the space or clearance is needed for power lines or views. When properly executed, reduction will not leave ugly stubs on your branches like “topping” does.
Most people have a variety of trees on their property, all of which may require different methods of pruning. We will only recommend those that benefit your tree’s health.
The Benefits of Regular Tree Pruning Services:
- Protects your investment in your trees and property.
- Reduces the potential of hazards.
- Reduces the possibilities of storm damage.
- Keeps your trees healthy and free of dead branches and leaves.
When planting a new tree or moving to a new property, it’s important to have a plan for pruning trees. Frontier Tree Services can help you develop a pruning plan that fits your budget and will keep your trees healthy and beautiful.
*Frontier Tree Service, formerly known as Sunshine Tree Service, has been serving Vancouver, Portland, and Clark County since 1980. In 2010 Sunshine Tree Service became a part of the Frontier Landscaping Team. In addition to tree care, Frontier proudly offers full-service landscaping and maintenance. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured.