Tree Trimming & Pruning

Developing a tree with a strong structure and a desirable form includes proper tree pruning. One of the best investments you can make for your trees and your overall landscape is putting their health in the hands of certified arborists. Here at Zimmerman Tree Service, we offer tree trimming services and tree pruning services for all types of trees in South Florida.

Why Should You Trim Your Trees?
• Train your trees so they can mature properly.
• Remove dead wood prior to decay.
• Remove dead branches that could be hazardous.
• Make clearance needed for homes, roads, and power lines.
• Decrease the risk of storm damage.
• Pruning trees ensures longevity.
• For your neighborhood safety.
• Create an aesthetically pleasing landscape.

The practice of tree pruning and tree trimming is the targeted removal of diseased, damaged, dead, structurally unsound, or unwanted parts of a plant. There are several methods of tree trimming in total plant health care.

What Trees Should Be Pruned?
Deciduous trees typically require the most pruning to preserve their overall health. Popular species like willow trees, maple trees, and live oak trees benefit from regular pruning. Flowering trees, like magnolia and flowering dogwood, only require minimal trimming for a more attractive shape.

Most coniferous and evergreen trees rarely require pruning; however, it is still a necessary component for proper tree maintenance. Tree pruning services for conifer and evergreen trees are mainly to control the size and encourage fullness.

Regular pruning for fruit trees, especially when they are younger, allows more sunlight and encourages low branch growth ideal for picking. They should only be pruned during their dormant season.

Palm Tree Pruning
Palm tree pruning is the aesthetic pruning of a palm tree to eliminate lower or dead fronds and seed pods. The healthy fronds below or at the horizonal plane will only be removed if necessary, in order to remove the seed pods. Fronds will be removed close to the petiole base without damaging live trunk tissue.

Structure Pruning
Structure pruning is used to remove live branches to influence the orientation, spacing, growth rate, strength of attachment, and ultimate size of branches and stems. This type of pruning is necessary to establish a sustainable trunk and branch arrangement.

Tree thinning is the selective removal of live branches to reduce the interior density, increase sunlight penetration, reduce wind resistance, and provide an even distribution of foliage throughout the canopy.

Tree cleaning is the selective removal of dead, diseased, detached, and broken branches to reduce the risk of branch failure and eliminate the movement of decay, insects, and diseases.

Tree raising is the selective removal or reduction of branches to provide vertical and horizonal clearance.

Tree Reduction
Tree reduction is the pruning of branches to decrease the height and spread of the tree. Portions of the crown will be pruned to balance the canopy, producing a more uniform appearance.

Pollarding is a pruning system that involves removing the upper branches of a tree to promote the growth of a dense head of branches and foliage. This produces an attractive, ornamental look common in public and commercial landscaping. This technique is often used when pruning plane trees, crape myrtles, oak trees, weeping willows, and eastern redbuds.

Vista Pruning
Vista pruning is the selective removal or reduction of lower branches to provide vertical clearance and enhance the view.

Restoration Pruning
Restoration pruning is the selective removal of branches, sprouts, and stubs from a tree that have been improperly trimmed, storm-damaged, vandalized, or otherwise damaged.

Zimmerman is a reputable tree service in Palm Beach County, specializing in tree trimming, tree pruning, emergency tree service, and more. Put the health of your trees and overall landscape in the hands of the certified arborist professionals, and contact Zimmerman Tree Service today.