ArborCare is proud to be a division of Bartlett Tree Experts, and our staff now has the backing of an international tree-care company and tree research laboratory to help continue providing excellent tree service and shrub care in the Washington,DC region. View a complete list of professional tree services offered by Bartlett.

Tree and Shrub Pruning

Proper pruning is essential for plants' health and appearance. Too often plants are pruned without the skill and knowledge necessary to insure long-term results. The specialists at ArborCare are highly trained to prune in a manner that is best for the plant and most appealing to the eye.

Pruning for trees and shrubs is needed for a variety of reasons. Pruning needs for trees are determined based on the tree age, size, species, condition and location on site.

Juvenile/Structural Pruning: Performed on young trees to establish proper branch spacing and architecture, to develop a strong central leader and to eliminate branch unions that are weak or defective.

Crown Cleaning: Includes removing dead, damaged, weakly attached, or diseased branches. This reduces hazards, decreases potential for property damage and helps to promote healthy tissue. Regular pruning can eliminate these small problems before they become big ones.

Crown Thinning: Includes crown cleaning and removing unnecessary crossing or competing branches. This allows for more air and light to pass through the tree and reduces wind resistance on the plant.

Crown Raising: Removes the lower branches of the tree to increase visibility and clearance for pedestrians, vehicles and lawn mowing equipment.

Crown Restoration: A process of pruning areas associated with damaged or declining trees to restore natural growth habit and improve structure and appearance.

Crown Clearing: Involves the pruning of branches away from a home, structure, street or overhead utility to reduce potential for damage.

Crown Reduction: Selectively reduces the height of shade or ornamental trees or the length of specific branches to reduce branch weight or wind resistance and to balance the tree crown.

Vista Tree Pruning: Sometimes the placement of a tree limits a beautiful view in the distance. Vista pruning creates visual access while maintaining privacy screening and integrity of tree.

Tree and Shrub Pruning

Tree and Shrub Pruning

Tree and Shrub Pruning