Keep your trees healthy, beautiful and structurally sound with regular pruning.
Tree work is dangerous!
Don't trust your safety to anyone other than a professional tree work company with a certified Tree Safety Professional (CTSP) on staff.
With over 35 years of combined experience with tree pruning in Connecticut, plus ongoing training and the best equipment available, we have the skills, knowledge, and experience to prune even the most dangerous trees quickly and safely.
Tree Pruning & Trimming FAQs
There is no difference; pruning and trimming describe the same tree care service. Many property owners are more familiar with the term “trimming,” while most tree care professionals use the word “pruning.”
Young trees don’t need to be pruned for the first two to three years after planting (in most cases). After that, trees should be pruned every two to three years. Mature trees benefit from pruning every three to five years.
If a tree is damaged, growing in an odd shape, or blocking access, it may need to be pruned sooner rather than later. Contact us to schedule a tree inspection.
In most cases, you will be able to tell. Check for:
- Unnatural shapes
- Broken branches
- Sections of the tree hitting your roof or other structure
- Access or view being blocked
- Hanging branches
- Safety hazards
There are also preventative reasons for pruning a tree, such as making it less likely to break from high winds or storms.
The taller a tree grows, the harder it can be to spot issues near the top of the tree’s canopy. At Rayzor’s Edge Tree Service, we have the equipment to view and reach even the tallest trees.
Incorrect pruning cuts can harm a tree, leading to pest infestations, unnatural growing patterns, and stressed trees.
Most trees cannot be reached from the ground, which increases the likelihood of injury from a fall. Additionally, most tree pruning equipment can be dangerous if not handled correctly. Rayzor’s Edge has the equipment, knowledge, and experience to prune your trees safely and efficiently.
No. However, we prefer to meet with you before starting work to ensure everyone is on the same page about what is being pruned and what the expectations are.
If you already met with Rayzor’s Edge team and are not able to be present, we can proceed with the work.
Pruning provides many benefits for your tree, your property, and for the neighborhood overall. When done correctly, pruning helps guide your tree as it grows, promoting a healthy branch structure.
Pruning can also improve your home’s value (a well-maintained landscape can increase a house’s property value) and is a form of regular maintenance that can improve the health of your trees.
Most likely, yes.
During your tree consultation, we will be assessing how to reach your trees, what equipment and crew will be needed, where the tree is located, its size, and more.
In most cases, we are able to prune (or remove) almost any tree. This in-person inspection, however, will give us a good idea of what is possible.
Yes! Many of our tree care services, including pruning, are available year-round.
Dormant pruning, or pruning when trees are not actively growing, is beneficial for most trees. The lack of leaves on deciduous trees also helps us see any issues with the branches and tree structure.