Tree Trimming in the Atlanta Area
Need tree trimming in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area? Tree trimming is about more than just hacking off a few branches—it’s vital to the health and look of your tree. Learn why, when, and how to have your trees trimmed with these frequently asked questions about our tree trimming services.
Tree Trimming FAQ
Trimming your trees is akin to maintaining a car. Without frequent upkeep, a tree, like a car, can slowly decline over time. While the most obvious reason for pruning is to enhance the visual appeal of a tree, it also greatly improves health. Removing dead and diseased branches can save an ailing tree before issues spread. Dead or damaged branches also pose a serious threat of breaking, causing injuries and property damage for which you, the property owner, are liable. Other reasons include:
- Encouraging growth
- Increasing fruit yields
- Altering the shape
- Improving structural integrity
- Removing branches too close to power lines, street lights, traffic signals, and signs
Tree trimming also winterizes trees, helping them to survive harsher conditions. And when the proper techniques are used it can even promote root growth, helping the tree better withstand severe weather.
We recommend deep pruning on mature trees every three to five years. Fruit trees need yearly pruning, while newly planted trees should not be trimmed unless removing dead or damaged branches. That being said, don’t wait to too long to prune your younger trees. If you postpone it until their branches are too large you risk making larger wounds which can make them more susceptible to insects, disease, and rot.
The best time of year to prune your trees is during the winter when most tree species are dormant, though you can usually remove a few dead or damaged branches any time of the year with minimal affect on the health of the tree. Early spring is a good time to prune spring-blooming trees like dogwoods and cherry trees, once the flowers have dropped.
Don’t prune trees in the summer during the peak growing season as it can stunt growth and shock the tree. Removing too many branches during this time reduces the leaf surface, which means less nutrients are absorbed.
The cost of tree trimming will depend on the number of trees to be trimmed, their location, and their condition, as well as estimated number of crew needed to handle the job and the required equipment. Because so many factors go into determining the cost of the job, one of our crew will need to go onsite to give you an accurate estimate. Whatever your needs, be assured that we have some of the most competitive tree-trimming rates around. Each quote is entirely free and comes with no obligation.
There may be cases where trimming your own trees can be done safely and correctly*, but most property owners aren’t trained in proper cutting techniques which can lead to several issues. Over-pruning can kill a healthy tree, while pruning at the wrong time can leave the tree open to disease. Improper pruning angles can result tree splitting, and bad pruning can ruin the look of a tree indefinitely.
If you aren’t careful, you can accidentally damage the inner foliage by lion-tailing. This harmful technique strips most of the interior growth, leaving only a small puff of growth at the end which resembles a lion’s tail. Over-pruning like this disrupts the natural distribution of weight, weakening the structure of the tree and making it more prone to breakage.
At, 770-BAM-Tree, we only use proper pruning methods to minimize tree stress and help your trees reach their maximum potential. We’re also licensed and insured, with all of our crew trained in industry-leading safety protocols. And with the latest in tree-trimming equipment in our arsenal, no tree is too tall and no job is too big for our crew to handle.
*Never prune a tree near a power line by yourself!
We will employ several techniques to trim your trees depending on your needs including thinning, crown reduction, elevating, and corrective pruning. Thinning involves removing live branches around the edges without harming the interior branch structure to allow for better sunlight and air flow. Crown reduction reduces the overall height and spread of the tree canopy and is typically done to help the look of a tree or for power line clearance. Conversely, elevating involves removing lower branches to provide clearance for buildings, sidewalks, and pedestrians. Corrective pruning addresses structural issues to allow for better branch distribution and may involve cabling and bracing to stabilize the tree. Our highly trained crew are happy to work with you to achieve the look you want.
Your Tree Trimming Expert in the Atlanta Area
Do you need tree trimming services in the greater Atlanta area including Cumming, John’s Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, Lawrenceville, Duluth, and Suwanee? Call the professionals at 770-226-8733 for a free quote today!
Our Promise To You
At 770-BAM-Tree, we are committed to leaving your property looking as good or better than how we found it.