Tree Pruning

Tree services

Expert Pruning: 

Here at New Leaf Tree Service we see each and every tree as nature’s work of art and as such we  care for them as art. Our tree climbers are highly skilled and trained by the International Society of Arboriculture’s strict pruning standards (ANSI A300) yielding trees that are not only beautiful but structurally sound and healthy. Our climbers have many years of experience and ongoing training in techniques such as:

* Crown reduction whereby we reduce the overall size of a tree’s canopy. (before and after picture #1)

* Crown raising in which we remove the lowest branches of a tree’s canopy either to open up views or enhance curb appeal of your home. (before and after picture #2)

*Crown thinning is a process of removing up to 20% of a tree’s live canopy to allow wind to freely pass through rather than against it affording some protection from wind damage during storm season. (before and after picture #3)

*Crown cleaning rids trees of branches that are dead, weakly attached, damaged, diseased or that cross over another branch which can damage bark and become an entry point for disease and decay. (before and after picture #4)

*Directional pruning encourages a tree’s branches to grow in a specific direction such as away from a structure or another tree. (before and after picture #5)

* Dead wood removal rids trees of dangerous pieces of dead wood that will eventually fall causing damage to anything below and also leaving a point of entry for decay and disease to enter the at the site where the branch broke off. (picture of a piece of dead wood on a car #6)


We never engage in such harmful and unsightly procedures as “lion tailing” (insert picture #7) or “crape murder” (insert picture #8). It’s important to know how much to cut and when because removing too much a tree’s canopy at once can do irreparable harm and possibly kill the tree and unlike shrubbery that may fill in after a season or two, once you’ve removed a tree branch, you can’t put it back on. Proper cuts are also a must. There is a specific place on each branch where it is safe to cut, therefore deviations of even half an inch can result in problematic growth and/or decay and disease.