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Gregory Forrest Lester

Tree Pruning, Cabling, & Bracing

Tree Trimming improves safety and can increase value

Tree trimming, also called pruning, is the most common tree maintenance procedure. In a forest, trees grow well with only nature’s pruning; however, landscape trees require more care to maintain their safety and aesthetics. Tree pruning should be performed with an understanding of how a tree responds to each cut as improper pruning can damage a tree and possibly shorten the tree’s life.

The main reasons for pruning, cabling, and bracing include safety, health, and aesthetics. In addition, pruning can be used to stimulate fruit production and increase a tree’s value.

Cincinnati Tree Trimming

Benefits of Tree Pruning and Cabling

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Trimming Trees for Safety

We prune for safety by removing unhealthy branches that could fall causing bodily injury or property damage. We also trim branches that cause blind spots on streets or driveways, along with branches that interfere with utility lines. 

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Trimming for Aesthetics

Our arborists will prune your trees for aesthetics, enhancing the natural form and character of your trees while stimulating flower production. Pruning for form can be especially important for open-grown trees that receive very little self-pruning.

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Increased Longevity

Pruning and trimming are vital to the health and longevity of your trees. Our team of professional arborists will inspect your trees for signs of disease or pest damage. Unhealthy branches can be removed to keep older trees healthy and secure. Proactive tree feeding services along with routine maintenance is the best approach to ensure the longevity of your favorite trees.

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Cabling & Bracing to Help Avoid removal

Cabling and bracing add support to structurally vulnerable or injured trees and limbs. These supports prevent injuries to your trees, including crotch and

branch failure, and help protect against storm damage. This practice can extend life and improve the well being of your trees.

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Pruning, Cabling and Bracing according to the type of tree

Mature Trees

Mature trees are typically pruned for health and safety; large deadwood is removed which increases air movement within the canopy and lightens the load on main structural branches. Cabling and bracing may be necessary to reduce the risk of splitting during storms.

Young Trees

Trees require trimming in their youth to establish good shape and stability. Our arborists will trim your young trees to encourage growth by improving structure and increasing light penetration. 

Evergreens

Pruning evergreens typically involves trimming dead, diseased, or damaged branches. Pruning deadwood can help with directing growth, and maintaining tree health and overall appearance. 

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