Tree Trimming & Pruning Services

Pruning is an important part of your tree’s long-term health and structural safety.

Cherokee abides by the following rules of tree pruning:

  1. The leaf is the tree’s food factory, so try not to remove more than 25% of leaves in any given pruning.
  2. How and where you make the pruning cut is much more important than when—winter, spring, summer, fall.
  3. Make smaller diameter cuts if possible. Trees seal over wounds (pruning cuts) by adding new growth, so smaller cuts close faster.

The arborists at Cherokee Tree Care understand how your trees grow, and how to work with the process rather than against it. Because no two trees are alike, we must prune according to the tree’s structure, species, and location. For example: the Pinoak commonly has a good central lead and branch unions, but poor limb spacing, whereas the Red Maple has weak branch unions, co-dominate leads and better limb spacing. Pruning every 2-3 years improves structure and gives your trees a fighting chance to withstand wind and ice damage.

Your landscape’s shrubs can also benefit from our annual pruning program, which helps them maintain size and shape while promoting flowering. Cherokee Tree Care will know when and how to hand-prune or shear your shrubs and grasses, and we are happy to share that knowledge with you. We want to empower you to care for your plantlife, whether we can guide you with DIY advice from our arborists, or personally help keep those valuable plants healthy and looking good.