DIY Tree Trimming and Tree Pruning Tips & Techniques Posted on by admin

Ensuring that the trees on your property are properly maintained and taken care of is necessary if you want them to remain healthy and safe. Hiring professional tree trimming and pruning service will provide the best care for your trees, however through basic tips and techniques a homeowner is able to do so on their own.

Safety First

It is important to remember that safety is the first and most important thing to consider when trimming a tree. Do not trim branches that will put your safety at risk; it is better to spend a little money to have a professional trim your tree than to risk injury or damage to your property. Remember to never attempt to trim branches near power lines.

Have The Right Tools For The Job

Owning the proper tree trimming and pruning tools will help you to most effectively maintain your trees.  If you are looking to trim the branches, then you will need a pole saw or a chainsaw. Recommended tools include:

  • Pruning Shears (Hand Pruners)
  • Loppers
  • Pole Tree Pruners
  • Electric Chain Saw
  • Pruning Saw
  • Hedge Shears

Know The Type Of Tree

Each type of tree has individual pruning and trimming needs in order to best maintain and care for it. Take the time to research the trees on your property in order to not cause unintentional damage.

Basic Trimming and Pruning Techniques

By following basic tree trimming and tree pruning techniques you are able to avoid damage to the tree and ensure your own safety. A few things to keep in mind include:

  • Cut only outside the branch collar and bark ridge
  • Angle cuts downward
  • Branches that are too long or big should be cut by making small notches around the stem of the branch
  • Tree trimming and pruning can be done at any time, but it is best to do so during its dormant season
  • Be sure to maintain even spacing between lateral branches

Professional Las Vegas Tree Trimming and Tree Pruning

Nevada Tree Service offers superior tree trimming and tree pruning service that will not only maintain the health and appearance of your trees, but will also ensure that you, your loved ones and your property are safe. Contact us today for a free estimate.

Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700