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pruning a tree from a bucket truckTree Pruning: Keeping New Jersey Trees Healthy and Beautiful

While nature usually does a very nice job on its own, sometimes it just needs a little help to get things just right. Such is the case with trees. Left on their own, limbs can grow too close to a structure or the tree can grow too high or thick, cutting off more sun light than desired.

Ideally, tree pruning should be done on young trees to encourage healthy, strong growth. Of course, that's not always practical and that's why we use different methods to prune trees. The first step for the professionals at Rich Tree Service is a free inspection of your trees.

Methods of pruning and trimming

We'll advise you of the best pruning method and an honest assessment of the results you can expect. Some methods of pruning we many use include:

Regardless of the type of pruning we use, the health of the tree is important. And in that regard, we will never use a method of climbing called spiking. Spiking entails the use of metal spikes to climb the tree and reach the areas that require pruning.

The result is damage to the tree that over time can allow insects or disease to weaken and kill the tree. The only instance Rich Tree Service will use this method of climbing is when the tree is being completely removed.

Tree Pruning Facts

  • Dead Wood: Some trees may drop dead branches. While you may think that tree needs to be removed it may benefit from pruning instead.
  • Many trees should be pruned every two to five years depending upon the variety and health of the tree.
  • Pruning is subjective from one customer to another. Your expectations will be discussed at the time of our inspection.

All possibilities will be discussed with you during your free inspection.

Please call us at 908-941-0063 for details.