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Enjoying your outdoor spaces during the spring and summer is your priority; tree trimming can help you do that. Keep your yard fresh with Green Drop’s trimming services. We’ll shape your trees so they grow better.

With our tree-trimming services, you can expect the following:

  • Tree assessment and planning from our team
  • Expert cuts that encourage better shapes with healthier growth.
  • Specialized trimming equipment for more efficient, faster trims.
  • Lawn clean-up and disposal of debris.

Trees that look better make your property beautiful. Turn to Green Drop’s experts and start your journey to vibrant trees today.

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Shape Your Foliage with Tree Trimming from Green Drop

Trees need regular shaping to ensure they look their best. If your trees have started looking unbalanced or aren’t growing as they used to, it may be time to start tree trimming services. With regular maintenance, your trees can get back on track.

Green Drop is ready to help with your regular maintenance that works for the tree species in your yard. Our team will examine every part of your yard and implement a plan for trimming that promotes healthy growth and better shapes while keeping your sensibilities in mind.

What is Tree Trimming?

Tree trimming is the act of removing tree branches to ensure a regular shape and aesthetically pleasing structure for your trees. People often use the terms pruning and trimming interchangeably. But it’s worth noting that tree trimming ensures your trees are healthy as they grow. Generally, trimming is less heavy-duty than pruning. Most experts will consider green shoots and weaker branches or misshapen areas when trimming.

Reasons to Trim Trees

The reasons behind tree trimming are similar to other types of tree care, like tree pruning or tree health care. You’ll find that trimming is done for health and aesthetic reasons most of the time.

With trimming, the trees are generally not in danger from a dying limb or infestation. Pruning, on the other hand, is often done to remove dead and diseased limbs.

More than likely, you’re looking for trimming to provide more aeration and create more space for new growth. It’s also helpful if you find that a tree has become slightly unbalanced as it’s grown and needs to be evened out. That way, curb the issue before it requires heavy pruning or removal.

Tree Trimming Techniques

As with pruning, four techniques get used the most frequently. These techniques are as follows:

  • Thinning – This method removes select branches to improve air circulation and sunlight access into the tree’s canopy.
  • Raising – The lowest branches are removed so it’s easier for pedestrians, vehicles, or buildings to have room.
  • Reduction – The tree size is reduced, or specific branches are cut to lower branch failure risk or to clear space near structures or utility lines.
  • Topping – A large portion of the tree’s canopy is removed at one time. We generally do not recommend topping due to the stress and damage it can cause.

As we’ve mentioned, trimming trees focuses more on the shaping and growth of a tree rather than the health or safety concerns that come with more in-depth pruning services. That means the techniques we’ve mentioned don’t get used quite the same way, but they are still considered when trimming a tree.

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Tree Trimming Is Beneficial with Green Drop Arborists

When your trees need light maintenance and trimming to get them on track, turning to Green Drop for your professional tree trimming yields long-term benefits.

Arborists Understand Best Practices

Arborists know the best techniques for each tree species and type when trimming your trees. Specialized training combined with years of experience and industry knowledge ensures that the care you receive from our team is at the cutting edge of tree care.

More Successful Sunlight Exposure

Regular trimming is a great way to ensure that your tree stays healthy. This is partially because your tree and the surrounding areas can receive more sunlight and airflow. From there, the tree can photosynthesize more efficiently.

More Robust Trees

Tree trimming acts as regular maintenance in your yard. Green Drop arborists can catch disease and pests early, ensure healthy growth, and shape your trees for optimal aesthetics.

Save Money Long Term

By taking advantage of Green Drop’s trimming service, you take advantage of a cost-efficient solution that maintains your yard and keeps more expensive tree care costs at bay. Further, you avoid the steep repair costs if a tree or branch falls and damages part of your lawn or home.

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When is the Best Time to Trim Your Trees?

If you’re planning on trimming your trees, there are two times of the year that you can consider: spring and winter. What you choose will depend on what you need and why you’re trimming because there could be times when trimming is necessary at any point of the year.

Spring Tree Trimming

If you plan on trimming your trees in the spring, you’ll find that it’s done just before or just after a tree has bloomed for the season. This encourages better growth and more blooms in the next growing season. Additionally, spring trims tend to be lighter, so it doesn’t affect tree health through the summer.

Tree Trimming During the Winter

The more significant time for trimming is the winter. Because the tree is dormant, it can recover more quickly, and leaves aren’t affected. It also allows our team to check out the limbs of your trees and ensure it’s growing in the best shape possible.

Tree Trimming from Green Drop Simplifies Aesthetic Tree Care

At Green Drop, our team of 14+ ISA-certified arborists have the experience to help you keep your trees looking great. You can count on us for tree trimming that prioritizes your trees' health while ensuring you don’t miss out on curb appeal from well-shaped trees.

Take control of your tree maintenance today and get a free estimate from our experts.

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Tree Trimming FAQs

Is it better to trim trees in spring or fall?

Trimming trees during their dormant season is generally better, typically from late fall to early spring. Trimming during this time helps prevent the spread of diseases and allows trees to heal more effectively.

What month is best to trim trees?

The best month to trim trees varies depending on the species and local climate. Still, it is generally recommended to trim trees during the dormant season, which is usually November through March.

What is the average cost of tree trimming?

The average cost of tree trimming can vary based on factors such as the tree's size, the job's complexity, and regional pricing differences. Generally, tree trimming can cost anywhere from $75 to $1,000 or more. Getting quotes from local tree care professionals for accurate pricing is best.

Is pruning the same as trimming?

Pruning and trimming are often used interchangeably, but pruning typically refers to the selective removal of branches to improve a tree's structure, health, and appearance. Trimming is more focused on maintaining or shaping a tree's overall appearance.

What does lacing a tree mean?

Lacing a tree refers to a specific pruning technique that involves selectively thinning the tree's canopy by removing certain branches. This technique allows more sunlight and air circulation through the tree while maintaining its overall structure and aesthetic.

What is the difference between cutting and trimming?

The difference between cutting and trimming is mainly in the purpose and extent of the action. Cutting involves branch removal, either in part or entirely. Trimming involves selectively removing smaller branches or foliage to maintain or shape a tree's appearance.

What happens if you trim too much of a tree?

Trimming too much of a tree can stress it, making it more susceptible to diseases and pests. Over-trimming can lead to a poor tree structure, sunscald, and reduced vigour. It is essential to follow proper pruning techniques and avoid removing more than 25-30% of a tree's canopy at once.

Should you trim the trees regularly?

Regular tree trimming is vital for maintaining your trees' health, safety, and appearance. The trimming frequency may vary depending on the tree species and specific needs, but most trees should be inspected and trimmed every 3-5 years. Some fast-growing species may require more frequent trimming.

Where does Green Drop offer tree trimming services?

Our tree trimming adventures now stretch their branches to Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg.

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