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To Prune or Not To Prune


Not sure if your tree needs a good trimming? We can help you find out!


Most mature trees require pruning every 3-5 years, while a younger tree will need it every 2-3 years. This varies from tree to tree. Some evergreens can go years and years with no pruning necessary. Fruit trees require a little more attention, so it’s recommended that your fruit trees get pruned every year.


If you are still unsure, call us at (510)881-8733 and we can set up an appointment to find the right course of action for you!


Now that we have an idea of how often your tree should get trimmed/pruned, let’s talk about the BEST TIME to get your trees pruned/trimmed.


It may seem backward, but winter is indeed the best time to prune/trim your trees. During the winter, most homeowners stay away from outdoor work because of the temperature. However, this is the optimal time to get your tree looking beautiful again. There’s several reasons why winter is the ideal time to prune. These include dormant trees, lack of foliage leading to higher visibility of branches, and last but not least, it’s right in time for Spring blossoming!


Benefits of Pruning

There are a lot of benefits to trimming/pruning your trees. These include:

  • Health: Tree pruning maintains a tree’s health. The removal of dead, dying, or diseased branches prevents further damage to the tree. Sun exposure and air circulation throughout the tree will increase with the removal of these branches.. Proper pruning also promotes healthy new branches and leaves.

  • Appearance: An unkept tree is very dense looking, overgrown branches are an eyesore and can leave a negative impression. A beautifully trimmed tree adds curb appeal and makes your property stand out in style.

  • Improvements: Tree pruning helps shape young trees to save you money in the long-run, and can compensate for root loss. Pruning of fruit trees improves the size and quantity of the crop.

  • Risk Reduction: Tree pruning reduces the chances of tree-related accidents. Dead limbs can break off from your trees and hit neighbors, family, or properties. Professional tree pruning will remove those dangerous tree limbs and ease your mind.


Hiring a Professional

Arbortech Tree Care has over 30+ years of experience maintaining trees on commercial and residential properties. Customer satisfaction is our priority. Call us at (510)881-8733 to schedule your free estimate.



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