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Tree Pruning

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Tree Pruning and Trimming Services

Well-maintained trees on your property can significantly increase your home or business’s curb appeal. Trees are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they also provide shade, lower your energy bills, and can significantly increase your property value. Following a regular tree pruning schedule will keep trees healthy, safe, and growing beautifully as they mature.

At AKA Tree Service, we have proudly offered tree pruning services since 2011 to Atlanta, GA home and business owners. Our team of tree experts are here to help shape your trees and enhance your property.

Arborist pruning a tree branch in Atlanta GA and Nashville TN by AKA Tree Service
Tree pruning services by AKA Tree Service in Atlanta GA and Nashville TN

Why is Tree Pruning in Atlanta, GA Important?

Establishing a pruning schedule for your trees while they are saplings is essential for their growth. As the tree matures, early pruning and training play a vital role in maintaining its health and increasing resistance to pests, diseases, and storm-related damages. This proactive approach prevents the necessity for extensive, costly pruning at a later stage when the tree has become dangerously overgrown or unhealthy.

Some benefits of regular pruning include:

  • Increased Safety: Dead, damaged, or overgrown branches are dangerous to structures, utilities, and people on your property. Regular pruning can help reduce the risk of falling branches, especially during storms, and help protect trees during California’s often devastating fire season.
  • Improved Tree Health: AKA Tree Service’s expert arborists are trained to recognize and treat any issues your tree may be experiencing while they are pruning. To the untrained eye, a tree can look strong and healthy but, upon closer inspection, can often have issues that lie beneath the bark, in the roots, or hidden in the foliage. Having your trees regularly inspected by an expert during pruning will help keep your trees in the best health possible.
  • Compliance with Codes and Regulations: Mature trees will often spread out, growing branches over roofs, sidewalks, parking areas, and utility lines, which not only poses a risk but may also be out of your city code. Regular tree pruning by an I.S.A. certified arborist will help ensure your trees are not overgrown, follow your local city and county codes, and are in line with your HOA rules and regulations regarding trees.
  • Thriving Landscaping: A thick, dense tree canopy can reduce the amount of sunlight that makes its way to the ground. This can negatively impact your established landscaping or garden around the tree. Following a pruning schedule will help keep your garden healthy and allow the surrounding landscaping to flourish by providing the appropriate amount of sun and shade.

Tree Pruning FAQs

In the modern age of online tutorials, many people turn to the internet to help with many household tasks. While it may seem simple, we strongly caution against pruning a tree yourself. Our arborists are expertly trained in safety protocols and equipped with the right tools to prune trees.

Utilizing and improperly handling specialized equipment, like chainsaws, to prune a tree can pose a risk to both you and your tree. Arborists are trained to handle this dangerous equipment safely.

If pruning is neglected, the resulting overgrown trees pose potential hazards. Long, heavy branches become more prone to breakage during storms or severe weather, putting people and property at risk. Additionally, dense foliage creates favorable conditions for pests and diseases to thrive undetectable within the tree. Ensuring the health and safety of your tree through regular pruning is strongly recommended by AKA Tree Service.

Dead, damaged, or diseased limbs on your tree can be a hazard to you and your property and should be removed immediately. Another indication your tree needs to be pruned is unruly, heavy, or overgrown branches. Excessive pruning can weaken a tree, making it more vulnerable to infestation and disease, hindering its growth and causing long-term health problems. An arborist will be able to determine if a tree needs pruning and expertly select which branches should be removed.

Tree topping is a trend involving the removal of the top of a tree or the highest portions of limb growth to reduce the tree’s height. While many believe this lowers the risk of property damage, it creates more of a hazard. Removing foliage can hinder food production for the tree, weakening it and making it more susceptible to pests and diseases, leading to limb failure and tree death. Tree topping is not a recommended method of tree pruning.

Atlanta, GA’s Tree Pruning Experts

For more than 12 years, AKA Tree Service has nurtured our community’s trees with a commitment to integrity and environmental responsibility. Our I.S.A. certified arborists are proud to receive Green Certification, setting the benchmark for excellence in our field.

Whether you need an assessment, immediate pruning or trimming, or wish to establish a pruning schedule, contact AKA Tree Service today!

Tree arborists pruning several tree branches in Atlanta GA and Nashville TN by AKA Tree Service

Tree Pruning in Atlanta GA

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