Yes, trimming your trees can help produce more effective growth and ensure strong limb attachment in the future. In the Houston area, it’s important to have your trees evaluated yearly for the storm season, and we also recommend having a yearly check up to ensure proper pruning and better tree health.
Tree Trimming Helps Maintain Your Property & Your Tree's Health
We can expertly remove parts of a tree to strengthen it's storm endurance, improve it's health, and ensure it doesn't threaten any surrounding property, like fences and roofs.
Why Work with Gabby’s Tree Service?
Tree Trimming Hazards
Over trimming a tree can be an ongoing problem for homeowners.
- Removing too much of the tree can cause irreparable damage
- Cutting the wrong limbs can introduce disease
- Removing main branches can allow pests to infest the tree
- Removing the wrong limbs can introduce weak limb attachment that threatens properties during a storm
Gabby’s Tree Trimming Services
We provide a full spectrum of services around tree trimming:
- Custom assessment and tree trimming plan
- Vantage point tree trimming
- Raising the tree level to allow for more ground clearance
- Removing tree limbs that threaten property
- Pruning tree limbs that ensure better growth
- Winching and pulling limbs from the tree
- Debris disposal
Tree Topping vs. Tree Pruning vs. Tree Trimming
Tree trimming is similar to pruning but also accounts for external needs, like ensuring the tree doesn't threaten property and is storm ready. A tree trimming service may require more to be cut from a tree than a tree pruning service, but it should be less than a tree topping service.
Tree pruning is a yearly or biannual event that helps a tree produce and grow more effectively. Pruning a tree is different for each tree species - both from when a tree a should be pruned and how it should be pruned.
Tree topping is an extreme pruning of a tree that leaves as much of the canopy of the tree as possible. While some jobs require that all of a tree's limbs are removed, we prefer to leave as much canopy as possible to ensure the tree's continued health.
Common Tree Trimming Questions
Put together a tree trimming plan before getting started, including where to place winches and where a person might safely place themselves before starting to cut a branch. You’ll want to ensure both your health and that of the tree is considered in the plan, as taking off too much of a tree can introduce disease, stress, and pests.
It’s always best to trim trees when they are dormant, and typically, that is going to be in the winter time. Dormancy does differ between tree types, though, so contact us for a custom quote and plan to ensure that your tree is being trimmed at the right time.