We here at Tree Service Grand Rapids are specialists in the tree trimming industry. Feel free to call us today for an obligation free quote.
A lot of people ask us what's the difference between tree trimming and tree pruning. Pruning is a process whereby the tree is cut to protect it. Tree trimming entails cutting the tree in order to get a specific, desired shape or to enhance growth.
Early spring or late fall is the best time for tree trimming. Ensure that you speak to one of our arborists before springtime bloom comes to your doorstep. There are however some varieties of trees that should only be pruned or trimmed in specific seasons to obtain maximum health and growth. Talk to our arborists to get the best possible advice for your tree. Your dream garden awaits you!
Our ISA qualified arborists in Grand Rapids will ensure the best practices are being used for your tree so that they don't get hurt and so they live a long happy life. We have been active in the tree services community for two decades so we know which trees need trimming in which seasons in order to reach the optimal potential.
During the trimming process we also remove dead branches. Heavy weather conditions, rains or lightning can cause branches to break or rip off which can be most unsightly. Apart from aesthetics, there is an added hazard for when the dead branch or trunk decides to finally rip off and land on your property or on your family.
We pride ourselves in being a team of professional, sober, well-mannered and skilled workers who go the extra mile for their clients. Our bucket trucks can reach difficult terrain and remote locations. Our expert tree climbers use only the best safety equipment to ensure that they are safe and well prepared for the trimming and removal of branches. There is no branch too high or too low for us to get by and take care of.
Whether you have stubborn branches high up in the roof, entangled with electrical wires, hanging over your swimming pool or patio - you can rest assured that our nifty team will see to it that the trimming gets done professionally and efficiently without any damage being done to your property. We are fully licensed and insured so you have really nothing to worry about. Not even the costs! We are reliable and reasonable service providers that take into account our community's needs without asking an arm and a leg for our professional (and might we add world-class) services.
We also provide tree lopping services should it be necessary. A lot of our new clients are unfamiliar with the concept. Tree lopping entails a process whereby the top of the tree is entirely or partially cut in order to eliminate the ‘crown’ (or main stem) of the tree. Usually hardy side branches get cut down. This practice was most commonly standardised before the 1980’s. Newer technology and methods have concluded that tree lopping makes the tree susceptible to pest infestations, decay and weak regrowth of branches. Lopping is also used to curb the growth and height of the tree.
Be sure that we will be able to provide you with the correct advice by taking into account your individual situation, specie of tree, climate, soil and the best course for healthy growth.
We have experience with all types of trees and we know how best to trim to get the best results.
Tree trimming and tree lopping requires a standardised safety regimen in order to keep our team members safe as they often need to climb great hights and operate heavy equipment in order to properly trim. Your safety and the safety of your property is just as important to us. Feel free to enquire about our team members’ qualifications and experience. We have an arsenal of wonderful references from loyal clients, who would be happy to tell you what we are all about!
Kindly be reminded that we provide quick, reliable and obligation-free quotes to give you the peace of mind you require.
As mentioned before tree pruning and tree trimming is not exactly the same. Tree pruning is more about ensuring the health and optimal growth of the plant especially with reference to fruit trees.
We love pruning fruit trees! So, leave it to us!
Why should you consider pruning?
This in itself is prevention should an emergency situation arise.
Landscaping by trimming can help you reach your goal of maintaining a specific size or shape and can stimulate flower or fruit growth
Pruning should also be considered in instances where tree growth obstructs traffic view electrical wires or traffic lights.
It's also a very good idea to prune trees before hurricane season comes or when there is threat of an imposing storm. Heavy branches with weak spots can pose a threat. Pruning is a simple process they can potentially save you lots of money should calamity knock on your door.
Pruning trees can be a large project to tackle. Whether you are considering to do it yourself or hire your next door neighbour who has a chainsaw, bear in mind that as a professional company with over 20 years of service in the industry we have the correct equipment and tools, insurance and safety precautions to ensure that nobody gets hurt and that no damage be done to any property or the tree itself.
Pruning in summer isn't a very standard process. More often than not pruning is done in the cold as pruning during dormancy leads to a reactivation in growth when the heat comes. Maple trees for example bleed when they are pruned in winter.
There are different methods of pruning. They mostly involve cutting the crown of the tree (the top part) as the canopy is the first point of contact with sunlight and it is here in the leaves that photosynthesis takes place. Should photosynthesis not have the correct breeding ground it will affect the tree overall. This will be detrimental to the health of the tree.
Crown thinning: This involves a process whereby the foliage on the crown is thinned (without it being removed in its entirety). This is done in order to open ‘airways’ for proper ventilation and sunlight. The process helps to lift the burden of weight caused by heavy leaves, flowers or fruit crops.
Crown raising: This involves clearing the bottom of the tree through cutting in order to provide vertical clearance.
Crown cleaning: This is one of the most basic processes whereby the crown of the tree is cleaned by removing dead branches or branches that has been damaged by disease or decay.
Crown reduction: Crown reduction involves cutting away branches that grow too wide and close to buildings, other trees and property that could potentially be damaged.
Crown restoration: Just as the name suggests, crown restoration entails nursing the crown back to health after damage. Damage caused by storm, winds or pests can require an arborist to use specialised techniques to restore it to its former beauty.
Espalier pruning: This is a common practice in Europe where space in limited courtyards are utilized. Trees are cut small and shaped to fit into small yards.
Vista pruning: This type of pruning is done in order to remove branches that obstructs a view.